About Us

Conceived by President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and fueled by her passion to ensure a diverse healthcare workforce, the Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers (EOHC) was established in 2012. The Office for EOHC oversees and directs all pipeline programs at the institution providing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) exposure and mentoring opportunities for students from elementary through post-undergraduate levels.

The Office is committed to helping MSM’s mission to increase the number of individuals underrepresented in medicine, the health professions, and the scientific workforce by providing pipeline programs designed to enhance educational opportunities in STEAM disciplines, intensify exposure to cutting edge biomedical and public health research, and provide preparation for successful application to and matriculation in schools emphasizing careers in the health professions.

Pipeline Programs

K-12 Programs

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First Look Health TEAM       MSM TAG CONNECT


Undergraduate Programs  

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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

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K-Post Baccalaureate Programs

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EOHC News and Events

msmeohcGet INVOLVED with EOHC!!!

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers and have some PAID positions!!

Please Check out opportunities here


MSM STEAM Academy applications open FEBRUARY 1, 2017!  The deadline to apply to all programs is April 1, 2017.  


Pipeline Programs

Mentoring Program

The MSM-TAG Connect Mentoring Program needs you -- students, staff and faculty -- to provide one-on-one and group mentoring to 3rd - 5th grade students at Tuskegee Airmen Global (TAG) Academy.

Will you accept the call and become a mentor? Please view the mentoring training schedule and email Jacqueline Thrash at  jthrash@msm.edu with the date(s) you can attend. 


Dr. Rita Finley
Assistant Dean, EOHC
(404) 752-1614

Dr. Tia Villeral
Executive Director, UHSA
(404) 756-5728

Dr. Kyndra Stovall
Program Manager, EOHC
(404) 752-1843

Mr. Jarrod Lockhard
Program Manager, HCOP
(404) 752-1197

Ms. Stephanie Mathurin

Program Coordinator, EOHC
(404) 752-5024

Ms. Jacqueline Thrash
Program Coordinator, ALC
(404) 752-1847

Mrs. Jasmine Mattison
Administrative Assistant,
(404) 752-1590