Morgan State University (MSU) is on the verge of making history.
According to CBS News, the Maryland-based educational institution will be the first HBCU in 45 years to build a new medical school.
A Win For Maryland HBCUs
The year 2021 was a watershed moment for HBCUs in Maryland.
According to The Washington Post, Coppin State University, Bowie State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Morgan State University won a $577 million lawsuit against the state owing to inadequate financing.
The motion has been in the works for 15 years.
“Let’s do this for Baltimore, let’s do this for our community,” said the Founding Dean of the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU, Dr. John Sealey, according to CBS.
Addressing The Needs Of Others
The medical school, once established, will house 700 students and 150 personnel. The school’s establishment aims to provide underserved minority students with the opportunity to experience everything that Baltimore has to offer, while also addressing the nation’s need for more physicians.