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.
Christopher Harman, MD receives The Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professorship In Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesAn investiture ceremony was held on November 18, 2013 to award Christopher Harman, MD, the prestigious Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Holds First "Festival Of Science" To Launch New Program For Accelerating Innovation And Discovery In MedicineAccelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-Med), a major initiative of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine was launched on November 22, 2013. ACCEL-Med will increase the pace and scope of clinical and basic sciences research and will dramatically impact and improve human health and wellbeing. The initiative kicked off with a full-day symposium, the SOM Festival of Science. Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, delivered the inaugural keynote address.
Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has appointed William E. Tucker, MBA, CPA, as the new Associate Dean for Practice Plan Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Mr. Tucker will remain as Chief Corporate Officer of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s faculty practice plan, Faculty Physicians Inc. (FPI), a role in which he has served since 2006.
Pioneering Virologist Robert C. Gallo, M.D., Named First Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor In MedicineRobert C. Gallo, M.D., was named the first Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine during a ceremony November 7. The ceremony also honored the Gudelsky Family Foundation for their extraordinary generosity in supporting the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
New research provides direct evidence that genetic variations in some African Americans with chronic kidney disease contribute to a more rapid decline in kidney function compared with white Americans.