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Our Model

Solving the Healthcare Crisis

There are simply not enough physicians in our healthcare system today – and the need is growing. Many people, particularly those in underserved communities, struggle to find access to even the most basic care. At Salud, we’ve made it our mission to provide a fundamental solution: training more doctors.

6+

Experienced Leaders in Medical and Higher Education

125+

Years of Combined Experience

10+

Colleges of Medicine Developed or Acquired by our Founders

122K

Estimated Shortage of Physicians in the U.S. alone by 2032

Improving Access to Care, for Everyone

Salud works in partnership with communities, health systems, and universities to build new medical schools in the regions where current and projected needs exist. Training medical students in underserved communities and improving diversity in the physician workforce will incrementally improve community health outcomes and positively impact the shortages.

Our Approach

With collaboration of leaders from the medical and educational fields, as well as aligning impact investors, Salud’s approach is a unique model for training our future healthcare professionals.

Establishing & Building New Colleges of Medicine

We create osteopathic medical colleges to train new doctors by partnering with regional academic, healthcare, and community stakeholders. Purpose-built medical schools will train a future, diverse physician workforce and provide desperately needed access to healthcare in traditionally underserved communities.

Returns

Medical schools are transformational infrastructure projects that, once open, become social and economic impact engines. The scarcity of medical schools has created an area of opportunity and our leadership has an established track record and investment pipeline.

Investors participate in a proven, stable, long-term business model. Students receive a high-quality education. Health systems solve their workforce needs. Patients get improved access to care.

Our Strategies

Medical

In Salud’s schools and colleges, medical students train in a variety of environments including federally-qualified health centers, hospitals and health systems. They immediately begin making an impact and improving healthcare access.

Social

Investments to build new medical schools create immediate social impact. Physicians and other medical professionals are positive role models encouraging future generations of physicians.

Economic

Bringing medical training to communities underserved by the existing healthcare system is the first step toward reinvigorating them. The addition of a school of medicine infuses millions of dollars to the local economy annually through faculty and staff jobs, construction impact and the addition of hundreds of medical students renting apartments and living in the region while attending school. The addition of a medical school becomes an economic driver, which in turn will attract new investments into the neighborhood.