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At Morgan State University, a new medical college to open in 2024

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The Tyler Hall building at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The university plans to open a new College of Osteopathic Medicine on its Baltimore campus in 2024. (photo by P.A.Greene for MSU)

Midday on Medicine continues with a spotlight on a proposed new medical school at one of the nation's leading HBCU institutions.

Only about 5% of the physicians in the United States are Black, and it has been nearly 50 years since an historically Black college or university has opened a medical school. Morgan State University is moving toward changing that, with plans for a proposed Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine on its Baltimore campus.

Joining Tom to tell us about it are Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, the proposed college's founding president, and Dr. John Sealey, its founding dean and director. They join us on Zoom.

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Dr. John Sealey (left), a surgeon and medical school administrator, is the founding dean of Morgan State University's proposed Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, an osteopathic physician and academic administrator, is its president. (photos courtesy MSU)

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