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The Office of Admissions recruits and matriculates those individuals most likely to enhance the overall health of our local, regional, national and international communities through the development of new knowledge and the provision of exemplary patient care. Each year, the School of Medicine matriculates a group of talented individuals who reflect the growing ethnic and cultural diversity of present day society, drawing on the knowledge and skills of individuals from all segments of society. Learn more about our Vision & Values.

Through innovative identification, recruitment and development programs, the School of Medicine has become recognized for the rich diversity of its student body. The Committee on Admissions has the daunting yet important job of selecting an outstanding entering freshman class each year from a bright, dedicated and diverse pool of applicants. The Committee will admit only those individuals who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity necessary for a lifetime of learning and who the Committee believes will maintain the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Our students are our most prized asset and our dedicated faculty takes great joy and pride in helping each and every one of them develop into our future colleagues in the profession of medicine.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 



  • New School of Medicine Initiative to Recruit Top Scientists Featured in the Baltimore Sun

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine has embarked on the most ambitious recruiting drive of its 210-year history — an effort to hire top scientists with the goal of making its biomedical research programs the best in the country.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Holds Inaugural Global Health Summit

    The Institute for Global Health (IGH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) will hold its first Global Health Summit on September 26.

    The event, which will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center at 621 W. Lombard Street, will seek to foster collaboration among scientists and promote new and innovative global health research at UM SOM, as well as at other schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Faculty and staff from UM SOM, as well as other schools are welcome at the event.


  • Prominent Virus Researchers Descend Upon Baltimore to Participate in the Institute of Human Virology’s 18th Annual International Meeting

    The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine commenced IHV’s 18th Annual International Meeting on Monday September 19 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. IHV’s Annual International Meeting attracts hundreds of elite scientists who descend upon Baltimore to share ideas and inspire collaborations.


  • Biomedical Researchers Break New Ground in Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

    Researchers from the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the University of Maryland School of Medicine report a new way to “turn off” the harmful immune attack that occurs during autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), while keeping healthy functions of the immune system intact.


  • Largest-Ever Study to Compare Medications to Prevent Life-Threatening Clots in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients

    Is the blood thinner heparin the most effective option to reduce the risk of blood clots for fracture patients? A comprehensive new study involving 13,000 patients, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), will try to resolve this important question.


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