Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have announced a new partnership to create an early commitment program and a pre-medical linkage program. The programs will offer qualified Agnes Scott undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students admission to Morehouse School of Medicine’s medical doctorate program.
Agnes Scott College’s traditional undergraduate programs are restricted to women. African Americans make up 34 percent of the student body.
The early commitment program is designed for third-year undergraduate students who are in good standing, meet specific criteria, and aspire to attend Morehouse School of Medicine after completion of their undergraduate degrees at Agnes Scott. The Linkage Program is designed for post-baccalaureate and graduate students who are in good standing, meet specific criteria, and aspire to attend Morehouse School of Medicine immediately after completing their studies at Agnes Scott College.
Students at all levels will be able to bypass the “glide year” that is common for most students pursuing medical school. In addition to the academic criteria, candidates for these programs will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to medicine, Georgia, and underserved communities as well as a dedication to community service.
“Morehouse School of Medicine is pleased to partner with Agnes Scott College and expand opportunities for bright students. When students that have traditionally not been steered into medicine and science, such as women, have opportunities to learn more about the possibilities of such careers, we see a stronger and more diverse clinical workforce,” said Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and CEO of the Morehouse School of Medicine.