About Meharry

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Meharry’s Mission

Meharry Medical College exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences; placing special emphasis on providing opportunities to people of color and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that foster the elimination of health disparities.

Vision

To achieve national recognition as a community-focused quality-driven academic health center noted for its:

* Uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs
* Preeminence in health disparities research
* Culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services
* Significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions work force

Founded

Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College of Nashville , under the auspices of the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1900, Central Tennessee College became Walden University , and by 1915 the College gained a separate corporate existence from the university.

Students

Meharry offers students a diverse array of educational, cultural and recreational programs. Many Greek-letter fraternities and sororities are represented on Meharry’s campus, as well as various student organizations and honor societies.

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