WE TEACH HEALTH CARING
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. The degrees include Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Meharry Medical College is an academic health sciences center that exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences. True to its heritage, Meharry places special emphasis on providing opportunities for people of color, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and others regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.
Meharry Medical College began as a promise kept by Samuel Meharry in response to a kindness extended to him one rainy night in the 1820s. Meharrians know this account as The Salt Wagon Story. Over the years, Meharry has expanded and now includes three schools within the college. The medical program, which is now the School of Medicine, admitted its first 11 students in 1876. The dental program that started in 1886 with nine students would eventually grow to become the School of Dentistry. The School of Graduate Studies and Research began in 1938 as a series of short courses in the basic and clinical sciences.
Now, more than ever is the time to give to Meharry Medical College! We are experiencing unprecedented growth on campus–renovating and erecting new buildings, adding academic programs and increasing our class size. Our growth opportunities are a direct result of support from our alumni, donors, and friends who are dedicated to upholding our mission to meet the healthcare needs of the poor and underserved through education, research, and patient care.
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The mission of Meharry Medical College includes empathy for the disadvantaged, education in the health sciences, and maintenance of a center of excellence for the practice and delivery of health care.
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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
The 142nd Convocation Signals the Start of the Academic Year
The 142nd Convocation of Meharry Medical College, the ceremony marking the beginning of the academic year, was held Monday, October 9, 2017 at…
Meharry Medical College Named as 1 of 7 Award Recipients by NIMHD
Meharry Medical College has been named one of seven award recipients by the National Institute on Minority Healthy and Health Disparities (NIMHD), par…
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ 2017 HBCU All-Stars
Congratulations to Meharry students Nicholas Alexander and Rachel Rosario on being named 2017 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Histor…