Why Support Us
By supporting the Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine, you are directly impacting the health of our region. We are thrilled to develop a customized giving plan to support what matters most to you.
"In similar case studies, the local medical school generated $100 million of annual economic activity for their counties. It also means more access to higher education in our community. But most of all, it will allow the area to reduce the gap in current physician shortages. Currently, it is hard to expand medical services and locations without enough medical providers. We need to continue to meet the growing community health needs of our region, and creating educational pathways is a strong solution.
Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H.
President & CEO Meritus Health
As we look to the future needs of our children and their children, it's so important to know that the next generation of knowledgeable and compassionate professionals are ready to step in. The proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine is a wonderful opportunity for our community to support the development of future physicians. We each play an important role in carving their education.
Victoria M. Giffi, M.D.
Meritus Hematology and Oncology
I am very excited about this project not just because of its many substantial benefits to our work at Meritus and its positive impact on the health of Washington County and the surrounding areas, but also because of its hugely positive social and economic impact on Washington County. Specifically, we have always needed more young professionals and pre-professional people in our community, and this new school will dramatically grow that underrepresented demographic, which will in turn encourage more young professional people in other professions and industries to live and work here as well. We also hope of course that some of those who train here will stay here once they have experienced the many benefits we enjoy.
The Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan
Vice Chair Meritus Health Board of Directors
+ Dean's Circle ($25,000 and above)
- By pledging support to MSOM in the honor of a loved one or through planned giving, you can earn naming rights at the Academic Building and enjoy the benefits of the Founder's Circle.
- Commitments begin at $25,000 and will be customized for each donor.
Our team would love to help customize a giving opportunity for you. Please contact us so we can align your needs and goals with an opportunity to memorialize your loved one: