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Morgan State receives authorization to pursue new college of Osteopathic Medicine

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 09, 2020

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University's President David Wilson has received authorization to pursue an affiliate agreement to add a new college of Osteopathic Medicine.

The addition of an Osteopathic Medical School would be the first of its kind for an HBCU which would expand opportunities for African-American students to pursue medical careers.

“We have an obligation, given our mission and charge, to explore any and all possibilities to create meaningful educational opportunities for our students. Seeking a strategic alignment with a proven partner in the development of medical colleges places Morgan in a strong position to do just that, while keeping a focus on the larger implications of this for increasing diversity in the physician workforce,” said Dr. Wilson. “This is a unique opportunity not only to further the progress happening at Morgan but to do so in a way that could also reap huge benefits for the City of Baltimore, the State and the nation.”

The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine would be the first new medical school at a 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.