Proposal to Build Medical School on Eastern Shore

Jan 16, 2013

Peninsula Regional Medical Center has joined Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to bring a medical school to the Delmarva peninsula.

PRMC CEO and President Dr. Peggy Naleppa said that there was a shortage of physicians on the Shore.

WBOC reports that the plan would allow patients to get healthcare from physicians trained here rather than going to Baltimore.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach called the partnership a good fit.     

She told the paper that the school will likely offer many of the courses at an introductory level to get students into medical school.

Meanwhile, UMES President Juliette Bell said that the plan would allow her school to expand its offerings and attract students to the region who in turn would help support economic development for the lower eastern shore.