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Responsibilities of the Applicant

Student Applicant
  1. Applicants are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner at all times.

  2. Applicants are expected to become familiar with ALL requirements for admission to the School of Medicine and to have satisfied those requirements at the time an application for admission is made or, if applicable, by the time of matriculation.

  3. Applicants to the University of Maryland School of Medicine are expected to become familiar with and observe our application procedures. All application documents including primary and secondary application forms, transcripts, letters of recommendation, fees, etc., must be submitted in a timely manner.

  4. Applicants must promptly notify in writing both AMCAS and the School of Medicine of any change of address or other information submitted in the AMCAS application.

  5. Applicants must respond promptly to an invitation for a medical school interview. In those instances when an applicant cannot appear for a scheduled interview, the applicant is responsible for notifying the School of Medicine of the cancellation of the appointment. The cancellation should be undertaken by sending an email to admissioncommittee@som.umaryland.edu.

  6. Applicants must respond in a timely manner to offers of acceptance to the School of Medicine. Applicants will have three weeks from the date of the letter of acceptance to respond to the School of Medicine’s offer of admission. Failure to respond will result in the withdrawal of the letter of acceptance.

  7. Applicants must notify the School of Medicine in writing of any change in the status of their application (e.g., the withdrawal of the application, a request to defer matriculation, etc.)

  8. Applicants who have multiple acceptances must withdraw from all but their first choice of medical school by May 15th, May 1st for MD/PhD Programs.

  9. Applicants in need of financial aid must initiate the steps necessary to determine their eligibility as soon as is possible. These steps include filing the appropriate Need Analysis forms in January or February, and encouraging parents (if required) to file income tax forms early.