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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.

  • Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Develop New Technique to Improve Measurement of Excess Radiation Dose Delivery to Healthy Tissue During Cancer Treatment

    Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have developed a new imaging technique that allows them to better visualize and measure the location of radiation in the body during cancer treatment. The technique could improve the safety of some radiation treatments because it will help doctors reduce the amount of harmful radiation that affects the healthy tissue surrounding tumors.

  • Institute of Human Virology Begins Phase 1 Clinical Trials of HIV Vaccine Candidate

    Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford announced today that the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine launched its Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel HIV vaccine candidate developed by a research team led by Robert C. Gallo, MD, the Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of IHV.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Lead New CDC Effort to Prevent Spread of Germs in Hospitals

    As part of an $11 million multi-institution effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) will focus on new and innovative ways to improve how hospitals and other healthcare facilities can better prevent the spread of germs, including the Ebola virus and other emerging infectious threats.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Professor Dr. Warren D’Souza Named Vice President for Enterprise Data and Analytics for the University of Maryland Medical System

    William F. Regine, MD, FACRO, the Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Warren D. D’Souza, PhD, MBA, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, has been appointed Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) by the Medical System’s President and CEO, Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Take Part In Unprecedented Effort To Analyze Variation In Human Genome

    After eight years of analysis, a consortium of scientists from around the world has completed an unprecedented project to delineate a wide spectrum of human genetic variation. For decades to come, this enormous catalog of data, known as the 1000 Genomes Project, will yield insights that will help researchers understand and treat a wide range of illness, including cancer and heart disease.

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