Since its founding in 1876, Meharry Medical College has provided superior health sciences education primarily to African Americans and other students of color. Emerging from humble beginnings and having survived harsh realities associated with its historic under-capitalization, Meharry today is an academically strong, fiscally sound, well-managed and visionary health sciences center poised for its most far-reach advancement in years.
Meharry has elevated its national stature through the value of its three core enterprises - education, research, and health care services - by:
- Providing a specialized, uniquely supportive learning environment for students.
- Conducting basic, clinical, and population-based research on causes and conditions that contribute to ethnic-based health disparities.
- Developing model research training programs for minority scientists, with special emphasis on clinical, behavioral, and outcomes research.
- Providing a high quality, culturally sensitive "safety net" delivery system for uninsured and underinsured patients that focuses on evidence-based care and improved health outcomes.
The Office of Lifelong Learning - Mission Statement
Within the tradition of medical education at Meharry Medical College the mission of the Office of Lifelong Learning is to provide high-quality continuing medical education (CME) for our faculty and other physicians and health care professionals. The Office will provide educational opportunities so that physicians may maintain and enhance the quality of their clinical practice and health sciences/medical scholars may become better teachers or researchers.