Maxine Wright-Thompson, MDiv, FH

Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity
MD/PhD Program

Ms. Thompson’s duties and responsibilities include recruitment of outstanding underrepresented applicants nationwide who are interested in becoming physician scientists in the MD/PhD Program at Emory University School of Medicine.  She is directly involved in all aspects of recruitment and the admission’s process of viable candidates seeking to train and impact the world with their discoveries.   Maxine obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and Master in Divinity with a Certificate in Faith and Health from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  Her work continues by asking the question, “How is your faith impacted by your health and how is your health impacted by your faith?”  It starts the conversation to explore ways we are connected by both body and spirit.  Prior to coming to Emory she was employed at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida as the Director of Event Planning and Constituent Relations and Director of Protocol.  She lived and worked for ten years in the Middle East (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and travelled to more than 42 countries experiencing diverse peoples and cultures.  Ms. Thompson serves as Nominations Chair of the Southern Region of NAMME (National Association of Minority Medical Educators) and member of the Advisory Board of the Black Church Studies Program at Candler School of Theology, Secretary of Author and Finisher, Inc. and is a Certified Professional Life Coach.