The Office of Health Professions


Morehouse College has an outstanding history of producing health professionals. Among its alumni are more than one thousand physicians and dentists. The College is consistently ranked in the top five producers of African-American male medical, dental and public health professional students in the nation.

Established in 1974, the Office of Health Professions has played a major role in attracting and increasing the number of Morehouse undergraduates applying to and entering health professional schools.

In keeping with the College’s commitment to address the critical shortage of minority health professionals, a two-year School of Medicine at Morehouse College was opened in 1979. It is now a fully accredited four-year medical school. A close working relationship exists between the Office of Health Professions and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Specific aims of the Office are to:

  1. Advise and assist students in preparing for careers in the health professions.

  2. Increase the motivation and awareness of pre-health professions students in the health professions.

  3. Improve the performance of pre-health professions students on standardized entrance exams to health professional schools.

  4. Assist students with all aspects of the application process to pre-health professions schools.

  5. Provide information about medical, dental and other health professional schools and ensure that applicants are matched appropriately.