Morgan State University President Receives Authorization to Pursue Affiliate Agreement to Add New College of Osteopathic Medicine

As part of an ongoing effort to fulfill Morgan State University’s designation as Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, its Board of Regents has authorized Morgan President David Wilson, Ed.D., to further explore the prospect of bringing a new medical school to the campus through a strategic partnership. The Board’s approval for the issuance of an official letter of intent allows the university to evaluate the terms of an affiliation agreement with Salud Education, LLC to construct a College of Osteopathic Medicine at Morgan. Salud’s team has worked with seven colleges of medicine in the U.S. and internationally.

With the Board’s review and approval of the agreement and other matters pertinent to the partnership, the University optimistically projects having an operational medical school on campus as early as 2023. It would be the only such school offering a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) in a region spanning Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine would be the first new medical school at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in nearly 45 years and the first osteopathic medical school at an HBCU in history. President Wilson is targeting the Board’s next quarterly meeting, scheduled for Feb. 4, to advance the matter.