Cascade Patch just got word that the families and students of Morehouse's newest School of Medicine freshman class have been officially welcomed to the Morehouse family and are about to start their journey to success.
According to Ronna Branch, "Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes 70 (83% from
Georgia) future physicians, their families and friends to celebrate the start of their medical education." The Annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, which formally marks the start of medical education for a total of 129 students, including 59 in other advanced medical degree programs, was held on Friday, September 20th.
This year marks the school's largest MD class. "Students were carefully selected from a group of 4,767 applications-a record number for the medical school," according to a released statement.
MSM also honored the memory of the late Senator Arlen Specter of
Pennsylvania for his unyielding support of Morehouse School of Medicine,
with a tree planting this morning. Senator Specter played a key role in the providing Federal funding for Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care.
During the ceremony, students took their first oath of professional medical ethics, concluding with the words, “I commit myself to a lifelong journey of learning how to cure, relieve and comfort with humility and compassion.”