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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.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 



  • Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Awarded $14.4M for HIV Vaccine Research

    The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) announced a $14.4M grant from NIAID to advance HIV vaccine research to solve a major challenge: produce long-lasting antibodies to protect against HIV infection.


  • School of Medicine Graduate Students are Turning a Cancer Test into a Business

    Ph.D. students Camilo Vanegas and Elizabeth Weingarter were winners in a competition called the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer. Now they are taking a device that detects chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) to market.


  • University of Maryland Mourns the Passing of Hamish Osborne

    University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty and Medical System staff mourn the passing of Hamish S. Osborne. His vision and financial support led to the creation of the Program in Lung Healing, and an endowed professorship in his name.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Shed Light on How Neurons Exchange Neurotransmitters

    For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture that allows brain cells to communicate. The paper was published today in the journal Nature.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Launches Unprecedented Initiative to Recruit Scores of Top Scientists

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced the launch of a bold, new and unprecedented faculty recruitment initiative, Special Trans-Disciplinary Recruitment Award Program (STRAP), designed to attract top scientists to the School, and to significantly catalyze UM SOM’s focus on accelerating discoveries, cures and therapeutics for the most serious diseases that cause morbidity, mortality and disability.


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