Policy on Advanced Standing
Students who have attended a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school in the United States or Canada are eligible to file application for admission to the third year class only. Applications must be submitted between March 1 and May 1 of the desired year of admission.
Applicants for advanced standing must meet all of the current first year entrance requirements and must present undergraduate credentials comparable to those of students in the third year class into which they are attempting to transfer. Applicants will be considered for transfer only if they have attended a medical school with a curriculum that is comparable to that offered at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. All applicants must pass Step I of the United States Medical Licensing Examination before they will be allowed to matriculate at the School of Medicine. Residents of Maryland and those with significant hardship will be given preference in the selection process. The number of transfers accepted will be limited by attrition.
All applicants must furnish letters of recommendation from the dean and faculty of the medical school where they are currently enrolled. No student who has been dismissed from any medical school will be eligible for advanced standing unless his/her former dean submits a letter addressed to the Committee on Admissions confirming that the student has been reinstated in good standing and is eligible for promotion. No student can be considered who is not eligible for promotion at the time of transfer.
Persons who already hold the degree of Doctor of Medicine cannot be admitted to the medical school as candidates for that degree from this University. Individuals whose graduate work has been in the fields of osteopathic medicine or podiatric medicine are not eligible for advanced standing. Individuals whose graduate work has been in the field of dentistry may apply for advanced standing through the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery/MD Program. Information regarding the combined program can be obtained by writing to: