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 at Morgan State University

1700 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, Maryland 21251



to the proposed Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine

The 1st Osteopathic Medical School at an HBCU 

The proposed Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine ("MDCOM") is a developing Osteopathic degree granting institution that will be housed on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. MDCOM is currently in its applicant status- seeking accreditation. 

COCA Public Notice

Candidate Status Application | Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment

This will serve as formal notice consistent with the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) Accreditation Element 12.7 that the proposed Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine (MDCOM) (applicant status-seeking accreditation) at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, intends to seek Candidate status through the COCA with an anticipated review date by April13-15, 2023. Third party comments regarding this application or other questions or comments regarding the proposed MDCOM may be sent to COCA at or COCA, c/o AOA, 142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. The proposed MDCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) is in the developmental stage of accreditation and has not been approved to recruit students. Inquiries to the proposed MDCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) may be forwarded to John Sealey, DO, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Please note that the proposed MDCOM is a private, investor owned, medical school affiliated with Morgan State University. MDCOM will be a separately accredited, licensed and independently operated entity and not part of Morgan State University.

Committed to Human Centered Care 

To contribute to diminishing the significant and long-standing physician Shortage in the State and Region 

Misssion Statement

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine (MDCOM) is to produce caring, competent, diverse Osteopathic Physicians for all the specialties of medicine and contribute to the expansion of the health of the global population and biomedical knowledge.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the MDCOM is to prepare students from diverse and minority backgrounds who, as Osteopathic physicians, will contribute their perspectives to the practice of medicine in underserved communities and thereby contribute to diminishing healthcare disparities and enhancing total population health.

1. Innovation & Continuous Quality Improvement
2. Diversity & Inclusivity
3. Integrity & Trustworthiness

4. Dignity & Respect 
6.  Equity in Healthcare 

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