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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.

  • A Statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 from the Leadership of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

    The Institute of Human Virology sends our thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of those aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine yesterday.

  • UM School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences Awarded $15 .2 M NIAID Grant on Infectious Disease Research

    The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) has received a grant award of $15.2 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to create a research center to apply genomic techniques to the study of pathogens and their hosts, and to expand understanding of the ways that pathogens can cause harm.

  • University of Maryland Scientists Identify New Microbes Linked to Severe Diarrhea

    In a finding that may one day help control a major cause of death among children in developing countries, a team of researchers led by faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified microorganisms that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. These microbes were not widely linked to the condition previously.

  • City Uprising Block Party and Health Fair to Mark National HIV Testing Day

    On Saturday, June 28 the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Gallery Church of Baltimore and HopeSprings is launching Baltimore’s 6th Annual City Uprising Block Party and Health Fair to commemorate this year’s National HIV Testing Day – June 27.

  • National Institutes of Health Awards $10.7 Million to University of Maryland School of Medicine’s 'Maryland Psychiatric Research Center'

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), a research center in the School’s Department of Psychiatry, was awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Silvio O. Conte Neuroscience Research Center that will examine the causes of schizophrenia and search for possible new treatments.

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