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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.


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  • Baltimore City Health Commissioner Speaks at University of Maryland School of Medicine Addiction Conference

    Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen and other experts recently addressed ways to decrease the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths at a conference on mental health and addiction.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine's Primary Care Track Helping to Address National Doctor Shortage

    As medical schools continue to look for ways to address the severe shortage of primary care doctors in the U.S., one medical school –the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) --will be graduating its first class of students through an innovative program that encourages medical students to become primary care doctors.

  • Dean E Albert Reece and SOM Board Member Robert Fischell Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

    Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean at UM SOM and Robert E. Fischell, ScD, a member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Board of Visitors, were recently honored at the induction ceremony of the 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at the NAI's fifth annual conference, held this year in Washington D.C. on Apr. 14-15.

  • Does a Common Parasite Play a Role in Rage Disorder?

    In recent years, a common parasitic infection has been linked to a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as suicide attempts. Now a new study has linked it to repeated bouts of rage, a disorder known as intermittent explosive disorder (IED).

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Illuminates Key Aspects of How We Fall Asleep and Wake Up

    Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone’s day. Millions of people have trouble with these transitions – they find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, and hard to stay awake during the day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work – the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm – has remained largely a mystery to brain scientists.

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