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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.

  • Myron M. Levine Receives Award from American College of Physicians

    Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the American College of Physicians Award for Science for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine. The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the national organization of internists. Prof. Levine will receive the award April 30 at the group’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson to Receive Top Honor for Advancing Diversity in Medicine and Access to Health Care

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) announced today that Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP, AGAF, the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), will receive the 2015 W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care. The award is given to an ACP member with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity in clinical medicine or research and/or access to care in relation to diverse populations. Dr. Wilson will be honored at ACP’s 2015 Internal Medicine Meeting during the Convocation ceremony Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in Boston, MA.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist Helps Discover Never-Before-Seen Tick-Borne Disease

    Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Ticks carry and transmit a variety of microbes that cause disease. These illnesses, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia, can cause a variety of symptoms, often serious and sometimes deadly.

  • New Study Unravels Why Common Blood Pressure Medicine Can Fail

    Every year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written worldwide for thiazide drugs, a group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs are often very effective, and over decades have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Professor Receives Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences

    Owen White, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Associate Director of Informatics at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB), has been selected to receive the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences from Bioinformatics.org, also known as the Bioinformatics Organization.

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