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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.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Dr. Steven Ludwig to Lead Newly Established Division of Spine Surgery

    Andrew N. Pollak, M.D., Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) and Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., have appointed Steven C. Ludwig, M.D., as Head of the newly established Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics.

  • Can We Eradicate AIDS? A Baltimore Sun Op-ed by Dr. Robert Gallo, Director of the Institute of Human Virology

    April 23rd is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. Over these last three decades I've frequently been asked if I believe we can eradicate HIV and stop the epidemic. I believe the answer is yes — if the public and private sectors begin to invest more resources in research, treatment and in reaching people at risk.

  • AAMC President Dr. Darrell Kirch Visits the University of Maryland School of Medicine for the Theodore E. Woodward 33rd Annual Lecture

    Who will lead us into the new world of healthcare? That was the question addressed by Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), who spoke at the Theodore E. Woodward 33rd Annual Lecture.

  • Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan Receives The Melvin Sharoky, MD Professorship In Medicine

    An investiture ceremony was held on April 8, 2014 to award Sanjay Rajagopalan, MBBS, FACC, FAHA, the Melvin Sharoky, MD Professorship in Medicine. This professorship was established through a generous gift from Dr. Melvin Sharoky through his family's charitable foundation.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Pathologist J. Stephen Dumler, MD

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) professors Sanford A. Stass, MD, Chair of the Department of Pathology, and James B. Kaper, Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the recruitment of John Stephen Dumler, MD, an expert pathologist and infectious disease specialist, as a Professor in the Department of Pathology.

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