Meharry Medical College was founded just eleven years after the end of the Civil War with the mission of educating African Americans to serve the underserved. Today, the nation's largest private, historically black academic health science center has trained thousands of health care professionals. Three out of every four Meharrians return to urban or rural communities to serve others by providing medical or dental services. Our faith-based roots within the United Methodist Church inspire us to respect and serve all. Our standards are high within an educational environment that is nurturing. We believe that eliminating health disparities through research is key to alleviating suffering. Whether our graduates are physicians, dentists, scientists, professors or public health professionals, the Meharry experience equips them to affect the world as a force for change led by our motto: "Worship of God Through Service to Mankind."

Our Schools


Admits 105 medical students and some 30 residents annually. Trains residents in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, OB/GYN, or Psychiatry. Meharry Medical College provides professional liability coverage for medical students.


Admits 55 dental students annually. Sponsors two post-doctoral programs: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program and the General Practice Residency program.


One of the top producers of African-American Ph.D.s in Biomedical and Biological Services, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Students participate in innovative and cutting-edge research programs with special emphasis in diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect underserved populations.


• Doctor of Medicine and Joint M.D./Ph.D.
• Degree Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
• Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
• Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.)
• Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (M.S.C.I.)
• Health Policy Certificate through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College

OUR STUDENTS (2012-13)

African American: 665
Asian: 52 
Caucasian: 30
Hispanic: 33
Native American: 2

Total: 782


Full-time faculty: 211
Part-time faculty: 9
Staff: 766

Total Employees: 986


Meharry Medical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Meharry Medical College. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges' website address is:  http://sacscoc.org/.

LCME accredits the program leading to the M.D. degree. The program has full accreditation.  Contact the Liaison Committee on Medical Education at the Council on Medical Education. American Medical Association at 515 North State Street. Chicago, IL 60654 or call 312-464-4933. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education's website address is: http://www.lcme.org/overview.htm.

The program(s) in Dental Education (status: approved without reporting requirements); Advanced Program in General Practice Dentistry (status: approved without reporting requirements); and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program (status: approved with reporting requirements) are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/117.aspx.

The Council on Education for Public Health Accreditation (CEPH) accredits the Master of Science in Public Health degree program. The program is fully accredited. Contact the Council at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Ste. 220. Silver Springs, MD 20910-5660 or call 202-789-1050 for questions about the accreditation of the Master of Science in Public Health degree program. The Council on Education for Public Health's website address is:  http://ceph.org/.


Operating Revenue Budget: $144,082,000

Operating Expense Budget: $142,623,000

Annual Research Volume: $24,517,003 (as of 6/30/2010)

Endowment: Approximately $121.4 million (Represents marketable securities as of November 2012)