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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.



  • Claudia Baquet, University of Maryland School of Medicine Associate Dean and a Longtime Researcher on Health Disparities, Celebrates 20 Years at the School

    Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate dean for policy and planning at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), who is a leading advocate for health care for the poor and disadvantaged, announced today that she will retire from the school on February 1, after 20 years of service at the school.


  • Top Scientists Speak at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Festival of Science

    Some of the world’s leading scientists – including Anthony S. Fauci, MD, and Robert C. Gallo, MD – gathered at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Festival of Science to discuss infectious diseases and global viruses that have made front page news over the past several months.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

    Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD), and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the start of a clinical trial in Baltimore to evaluate different dosage levels of a promising experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Find Spinal Cord Injuries Can Cause Brain Inflammation and Degeneration

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers have found for the first time that spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive loss of nerve cells, with associated cognitive problems and depression.


  • The Class of 2018 Celebrates Their White Coat Ceremony

    Medical Family Day was held on November 6, 2014 at the Hippodrome Theater. This special event, which was sponsored by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, gives family members of first-year students a glimpse into what medical school is really like for the students. It is capped off by a ceremony welcoming the students to the field of medicine by presenting them with their first white coat.


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