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Circle of Friends

Our Circle of Tradition: To Advance the Forefront of Medicine

It all began with Dr. John Beale Davidge and a small group of medical pioneers in Baltimore who had the vision and fortitude to establish a medical school in the face of adversity and violent public opposition. These determined few persevered, and in 1807 the institution now recognized as the University of Maryland School of Medicine was founded.  Dr. Davidge, the School’s first dean, set in motion generations of new discoveries and medical advances through his compassion, innovation, and tenacity.  Today as America’s oldest public medical school, University of Maryland School of Medicine is setting the pace for the future of medicine in Maryland and beyond.  We are now a world-class, top-tier institution that combines ground-breaking research, quality education, and caring treatment of patients to bring about extraordinary advances in medicine for our generation, and for generations to come.  Find out more about the amazing advances the University of Maryland School of Medicine is making today.  Be part of the excitement by joining The School of Medicine Circle of Friends. 

Join Today and Stay on the Cutting Edge

You are invited to become a member of The School of Medicine Circle of Friends, a special community of friends with a mutual interest in the University of Maryland School of Medicine and its mission to advance health and research.  By joining The School of Medicine Circle of Friends, you will gain access to the latest news, information, and resources from the School so that you can remain connected and well-informed on matters of significance to you.

Join the School of Medicine Circle of Friends by completing the Online Registration Form.

You may also print the form and mail to: 

Cirlce of Friends
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Office of Development
Davidge Hall, 522 East Lombard St.
Baltimore, Maryland  21201

For More Information, contact: 

Becky Herman
Phone:  410-706-5057  
Toll Free:  877-FUND SOM
E-mail:  circleoffriends@som.umaryland.edu 

Benefits of Membership

Members of The Circle of Friends will receive opportunities to become involved with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and interact with other members through:

  • E-News – Stay connected to the School of Medicine through regular communications from the Dean on the School’s progress, recent advances, and vision for the future of medicine.
  • Online Information Access – Get web links to up-to-the-minute School of Medicine news, media coverage, events, videos, and other information.
  • SOM Links – Find out who to contact for questions, comments, and other SOM resources including physician access.
  • Networking – Connect with others in the community who share your interest in medical science, healthcare, and the School’s mission.