M.D. Student Achievement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the M.D. program is defined as those graduating within six years of starting the program.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 95%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2012-2017: 98%

 

Attrition

The selection and support of students in the M.D. program should be sufficient to keep attrition (withdrawal and dismissal) rates below five percent.

Attrition Threshold: 5% or less

Actual for Students Matriculating 2012-2017: 1%

 

Licensure and Certification Examinations

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 is taken after the completion of the second-year curriculum and is required for licensure in the United States. The national first-time pass rates average 94% to 96%.

  • Step 1 Threshold: 95% first-time pass rate
  • Step 1 Actual for Students Taking the Exam 2013-2017: 93%

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 CK and CS are taken after the completion of the third-year curriculum and are required for licensure in the United States. The national first-time pass rates average  from 96% to 97% for Step 2 CK and from 96% to 98% for Step 2 CS.

  • Step 2 CS pass rate of 95% for first time test takers
  • Step 2 CK pass rate of 95% for first time test takers
  • Step 2 CK Actual for Students Taking the Exam 2013-2017: 96%
  • Step 2 CS Actual for Students Taking the Exam 2013-2017: 94%

 

Career Placement

Aligned with the MSM mission, MSM has goals for residency (Graduate Medical Education) match rates overall as well as in careers in primary care.

Residency Match Rate Threshold: Greater than 95%

Actual for classes graduating 2013-2017: 98%

Primary Care Residency Match Rate Threshold: Greater than 50% in primary care (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology)

Actual for classes graduating 2013-2017: 58%

Core GA Specialties Match Rate Threshold: Greater than 50% in "core specialties for Georgia" (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and surgery)

Actual for classes graduating 2013-2017: 72%

 

 
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) evaluates student success in the context of our mission to:
  • Improve the health and well being of individuals and communities;
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;
  • Address primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research and service; with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural population in Georgia, the nation and the world.
The areas of achievement vary by program and include parameters of retention (low attrition), graduation, success in licensure examinations and career placement.
 
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