Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) got a $3 million grant from Kaiser Permanente to create an undergraduate program designed to help underrepresented students enter graduate-level study in the health and biomedical fields. It kicked off this semester in response to the growing need for health care professionals in Georgia's underserved urban and rural communities

The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine will provide critical tutoring, mentoring, hands-on research and support for current undergraduate students matriculating at Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) schools, which include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College. The goal of the program is to advance and help ensure the success of the next generation of diverse healthcare providers. The Academy will greatly increase the potential of AUCC undergrads to successfully progress to medical school and pursue careers along the "healthcare pathway."