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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.



  • University of Maryland School of Medicine to Collaborate in New Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance

    University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) will collaborate with the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) on a new Center for Sports Medicine, Health & Human Performance. The Center will develop innovative diagnostics and treatments for a broad spectrum of athletic injuries. Faculty physicians and physical therapists from the UM SOM, will treat sports-related injuries in UMCP student-athletes, other students and the general public. Research efforts will focus on a range of areas, including concussion, traumatic brain injury, muscle-brain physiology and biochemistry, functional recovery and rehabilitation, exoskeleton-robotic treatments and clinical and medical biomechanics.


  • Patients' Own Genetically Altered Immune Cells Show Promise in Fighting Blood Cancer

    In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment for certain cancers. Now this strategy, which uses patients’ own immune cells, genetically engineered to target tumors, has shown significant success against multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells that is largely incurable. The results appeared in a study published online today in Nature Medicine.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Identify Novel Compounds That May Treat Depression Rapidly With Few Side Effects

    A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimizing side effects. Although they have not yet been tested in people, the compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Announces Appointments and Promotions as Part of Succession and Transition Plans

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today a series of appointments and promotions in the Office of the Dean as the School begins a smooth succession, following the retirement of 41-year SOM veteran, Gregory Robinson, DMin, MDiv, MA on July 1. The announcement includes an expanded organizational structure that ensures strong management of SOM Human Resources, Academic Administration, Facilities Management as well as Finance and Busines Affairs.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Announces Appointment of Chancellor Brit Kirwan, Other Prominent Leaders to its Board

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and UM SOM Board of Visitors Chairman, Michael E. Cryor today announced the appointment of new board members, including prominent leaders from academia, business and law.


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