Scenes from
the 143rd Convocation


Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. It was chartered separately in 1915.


Today, Meharry includes a medical school, dental school, and a graduate school and is home to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry. We offer a variety of degrees, including Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Health Sciences (M.H.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).


Public Health Student Volunteers Map Safe Walking Routes for Elementary Students

  Meharry Public Health student volunteers recently conducted a Safe Routes to School Assessment for Haywood Elementary School utilizing a smartp…

Nashville Couple Who Turned Their Home Into A Hospital For Blacks Honored Posthumously

From Nashville Public Radio: The namesake of a large public housing complex in Nashville is being remembered Tuesday for his contributions to health c…

Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends Assemble for the 143rd Convocation of Meharry Medical College

    Meharrians past and present gathered for the 143rd Convocation of Meharry Medical College, opening the 2018-19 academic year. The event…


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