Start Date

6-10-2021 9:00 AM

End Date

6-10-2021 10:30 AM

Type of Work

Poster

Description

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how our archives embody the school’s mission.

METHODS: The importance of the artifacts will be revealed through relating the stories behind and significance of artifacts to the school’s history and mission. Included will be paintings, statuary, Mace, logo, bowls, symbols of presidency, publications, and special print collection. The story will be told through interviews with long term members of the school’s faculty and staff.

RESULTS: 1. From our beginning, key people (oval portraits) envisioned graduates (round pictures) being committed to working with patients in underserved areas, confronting disparity, and later pursuing equity in treatment. 2. President Valerie Montgomery Rice exemplifies the mission for equity. Former President and Surgeon General David Satcher led us to fight health disparities. Former Surgeon General guided the efforts to serve the underserved. 3. Statuary reflects the journey of medicine into the rural, urban, and other underserved areas, balancing professional demands while supporting others, locally, nationally, and internationally. 4. The diversion of the pipeline from school to prison to from school to MSM to serve, heal, and discover.

CONCLUSIONS: This archival collection positively reflects the MSM mission. Different pictures, portraits, artifacts, and statues examined are indicative of the MSM mission to enlarge the number of physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals, especially minorities, and to help alleviate health disparities and bring about health equity to the un- and underserved around the world.

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Oct 6th, 9:00 AM Oct 6th, 10:30 AM

How the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) Archives Reflect the School’s Mission

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how our archives embody the school’s mission.

METHODS: The importance of the artifacts will be revealed through relating the stories behind and significance of artifacts to the school’s history and mission. Included will be paintings, statuary, Mace, logo, bowls, symbols of presidency, publications, and special print collection. The story will be told through interviews with long term members of the school’s faculty and staff.

RESULTS: 1. From our beginning, key people (oval portraits) envisioned graduates (round pictures) being committed to working with patients in underserved areas, confronting disparity, and later pursuing equity in treatment. 2. President Valerie Montgomery Rice exemplifies the mission for equity. Former President and Surgeon General David Satcher led us to fight health disparities. Former Surgeon General guided the efforts to serve the underserved. 3. Statuary reflects the journey of medicine into the rural, urban, and other underserved areas, balancing professional demands while supporting others, locally, nationally, and internationally. 4. The diversion of the pipeline from school to prison to from school to MSM to serve, heal, and discover.

CONCLUSIONS: This archival collection positively reflects the MSM mission. Different pictures, portraits, artifacts, and statues examined are indicative of the MSM mission to enlarge the number of physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals, especially minorities, and to help alleviate health disparities and bring about health equity to the un- and underserved around the world.