Meharry Medical College Details
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
|Level of Selectivity
Meharry is located in the northern section of the city of
Nashville, Tennessee, with an area population of more than 1 million.
Taxicab service provides easy access to the bus terminal and the airport,
which is 10 miles away. Nashville, known as the country music capital of
the world, provides other cultural and recreational activities, such as
museums, historic sites, and botanical gardens.
Meharry Medical College is a private, independent professional medical
school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Meharry was founded in
1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College. Ten years
later, the Dental Department was established, and in 1889 a Division of
Pharmacy was established. In 1900, the name changed to Meharry College of
Walden University. After receiving a separate state charter from Walden
University in 1915, the school became Meharry Medical College.
Meharry has emerged from the early years, which were marred by
discrimination and economic deprivation, to take its place among the
leading schools preparing health professionals. Meharry continues a
tradition of growth in both programs and facilities. The College
../includes the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, and
Allied Health Professions. About 40 percent of all black physicians and
dentists are graduates of the school. Meharry considers all of its graduates to be distinguished or notable alumni.
Meharry Medical College is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of
Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, and Master of Science in public health
degrees. Certificates in health professional training are also offered.
|Costs per Year
2002–03 Tuition: $27,124 (medical); $26,405 (dental); $11,477 (Ph.D.);
Room and board: $4000
Special fees: $3998
Estimated total cost: $36,622 (medical); $35,903 (dental); $20,975 (Ph.D.) $19,208 (master’s)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
1999–2000 FINANCIAL AID–INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 86
Number of scholarships and grants: 329
Total amount of scholarships and grants: $3,522,202
April 15 (priority)
Contact AMCAS (medical); contact AADSAS
(dental); April 21 (graduate school).
Applicants for admission to the medical or dental
schools must be graduates of an approved secondary school or its
equivalent with at least three full academic years of acceptable college
credit earned in a college or institute of technology currently approved
by an agency recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges
and by one of the regional Councils on Medical Education of the American
Medical Admission: Satisfactory completion of three years of premedical
education is required by September of the year that the applicant desires
to be admitted. This must include the following semester/quarter hours,
respectively: 8/12 general biology or zoology with laboratory, 8/12
general chemistry with lab, 8/12 organic chemistry with laboratory, 8/12
general physics with laboratory, and 6/9 English composition. Recommended
electives for medical applicants include general botany, mathematics,
economics, history, psychology, sociology, foreign languages, philosophy,
fine arts, and logic. Applications should be sent to the American Medical
College Application Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS application fee is $55 for
the first school, with a decreasing scale of fees for each additional
school the student designates. AMCAS will forward applications to schools
the student designates. Students can contact AMCAS online at
http://www.aamc.org to download applications and to get the most current
application deadlines and fees, or contact AMCAS at 2450 M Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20037; Telephone: 202-828-0600.
Once Meharry Medical College receives the applications from AMCAS, the
Admissions Office promptly forwards supplementary materials that must be
submitted to complete the application process. At this stage, the school
requires a nonrefundable application service fee of $60. Applicants are
encouraged to submit materials well in advance of the deadline to allow
sufficient time for receipt of all materials requested. Selected
applicants are invited for a personal interview.
Dental Admission: Recommended electives for dental applicants include
embryology, comparative anatomy, quantitative analysis, mechanical
drawing, mathematics, economics, history, psychology, sociology, foreign
languages, philosophy, and fine arts. An average grade of at least C in
each subject field is required. Students must meet the specific
requirements of the school or division in which admission is sought, be in
the upper half of class; and be invited by the admissions committee for a
Applications should be sent to the American Association of Dental School
Application Services (AADSAS). Contact AADSAS for cost of application fee
AADSAS will forward applications to Meharry Medical College. Meharry’s
Admissions Office will promptly forward supplementary materials that must
be submitted to complete the application process. At this stage, a
nonrefundable $60 application fee is charged by the school.
Graduate School Admission: Students applying to the School of Graduate
Studies must submit GPA, GRE test scores, and an official transcript from
all secondary schools attended; hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or advanced
degree from an accredited college or university with an overall B average
and a B average in science courses; submit two letters of recommendation
from instructors in the natural sciences; and submit a written essay.
Applicants applying to the School of Graduates Studies should apply
directly to Meharry Medical College, School of Graduate Studies,
Nashville, Tennessee 37208. A $60 processing fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: Contact AMCAS (medical); contact AADSAS
(dental); April 21 (graduate school).
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Meharry Medical College, 1005
Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37208; Telephone:
615-327-6223; 615-327-6228 (fax).
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.): For the Doctor of Medicine, students must
satisfactorily complete all academic work required for the M.D. degree
as well as the Clinical Clerkship of eight weeks in each of the
following: internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and
gynecology, family and preventive medicine, and psychiatry; must have
successfully passed Part I and Part II of the National Board of Medical
Examiners (NBME); and must be recommended by the faculty to the Board of
Trustees of the College as representing a person of good character and
of acceptable scholastic attainment. Candidates are required to wear the
regalia specified for their degree.
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.): For the Doctor of Dental Surgery,
students must complete all didactic courses, clinical requirements,
practical examinations, and Mock State Board Examinations; must pass
Part I and II of the National Board of Dental Examinations at the
national-level standard; and must maintain regular attendance for a
minimum of four years of total instruction. Transfers must complete at
least two years at Meharry and must demonstrate high standards of moral
and ethical conduct.
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.): For a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in biochemistry,
biomedical sciences, microbiology, pharmacology, or physiology, students
must complete the major requirements as well as core requirements; must
pass a comprehensive examination prepared by the Committee on
Instruction; must complete a dissertation approved by the Committee on
Instruction, the department, and the Graduate Dean; must complete an
oral examination; and must be in residence for two years.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment (men/women): 366/534
Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 36/148
Graduate students (men/women): 330/386
Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 674; Asian, 73; Caucasian, 96;
Hispanic, 18; International, 35; Native American, 4.
Campus Regulations: Students must participate in mandatory group health
insurance unless student has a better plan.
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, and
career counseling and placement.
Campus Activities: Lectureships provide Meharry students the opportunity
to have academic interchange with renowned persons from various
health-care disciplines in conferences, Grand Rounds, informal
discussions, and formal lectures. Table Clinic Day provides an opportunity
for first-year dental students to participate in a presentation of an
in-depth study on an aspect of dental health.
Students may get involved in the Graduate Student Association; the
student-run newspaper, FOVEA; the Meharry Wives Clubs; and other
Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta
Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi
Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Honorary medical societies represented include
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Fraternity, Sigma Phi Alpha Dental
Hygiene Honor Society, Chi Delta Nu Fraternity, and Kappa Sigma Pi
Honorary Dental Fraternity.
Housing Availability: 305 housing spaces available. Women-only housing and
family housing are available.
Number of faculty members: 287
Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
Full-time faculty members: 230
Part-time faculty members: 57
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
Doctor (M.D.): Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of
Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Biochemistry, Biomedical Science,
Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology
Master of Science: Public Health
Bachelor of Science/Certificate from Meharry: Dental Hygiene, Health-Care
Administration and Planning, Medical Technology