How the Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine Will Support Expert Care, Close To Home
Prepare future generations of physicians who are professionally accomplished, socially responsible and community oriented.
To be a leader in community-based medical education.
A Physician Shortage
Right now, there are two major gaps that should be concerning to all. First, there is a major physician shortage nationally, in the state of Maryland, and in this region.
There is currently a shortage of 52 physicians in Washington County, alone.
Not only do we need more physicians, but fewer are being produced. Right now, less than 10 percent of qualified applicants are accepted into medical school. There are simply not enough programs to keep up with the demand.
By developing a program in Washington County, our unique and innovative curriculum will train physicians who are educated in the classroom, through the use of leading-edge technology, in clinical rotations, and by being integrated in community health projects and outreach. The benefit of this prestigious academic institution will be both immediate and realized for generations to come; as the program will attract highly-educated faculty to the community, medical students will engage and volunteer in the community, well trained physicians will be developed, and a long-term economic benefit will be realized.