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Alphabet Soup

To help you understand the native tongue . . .

AAMC  Association of American Medical Colleges 
   
AMSA   American Medical Student Association 
   
AMWA   American Medical Women's Association 
   
AOA   Alpha Omega Alpha 
   
APAMSA   Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association 
   
BRB   Bressler Research Building
   
CAM   Complementary and Alternative Medicine
   
CAPP   Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry
   
CCC   Curriculum Coordinating Committee
   
CIM   Center for Integrative Medicine
   
CMDS  Christian Medical and Dental Society
   
CV   Curriculum Vitae
   
ED   Emergency Department
   
ERAS   Electronic Residency Application Service 
   
FMG   Foreign medical graduate (also known as IMG or International medical graduate)
   
FT   Full-time
   
HDID   Host Defense/Infectious Disease
   
HH   Howard Hall
   
HIPAA   Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
   
HSF   Health Science Facility
   
HSF II   Health Science Facility II 
   
HS/HSL   Health Sciences/Human Services Library 
   
ICM   Introduction to Clinical Medicine
   
ICU   Intensive Care Unit 
   
IMG   International medical graduate
   
LCME   Liaison Committee on Medical Education 
   
LOA   Leave of absence
   
LRC   Laptop Resource Center 
   
MICU   Medical ICU
   
MPRC   Maryland Psychiatric Research Center 
   
MSPE   Medical Student Performance Evaluation
   
MS   Medical Student, typically followed by a Roman numeral denoting the year, e.g. MS I
   
MSTF   Medical School Teaching Facility
   
NBME   National Board of Medical Examiners  
   
NRMP   National Residents Matching Program 
   
OME   Office of Medical Education 
   
OR   Operating Room
   
OSA   Office of Student Affairs 
   
OSCE   Objective Structured Clinical Examination
   
OSR   Organization of Student Representatives
Also, Office of Student Research 
   
OT   Occupational Therapist
   
PAC   Pediatric Ambulatory Center 
   
PBL   Problem-based learning
   
PCU   Progressive Care Unit 
   
PD   Physical Diagnosis 
   
PGY   Post Graduate Year
   
PICU   Pediatric ICU
   
PT   Physical Therapy
   
SICU   Surgical ICU
   
SNB   School of Nursing Building 
   
SNMA   Student National Medical Association 
   
SSEP   Second Summer Education Program
   
SSW   School of Social Work 
   
STRTP   Short Term Research Training Program
   
SUB-I   A required four-week Senior rotation in which the student gets to function as an intern 
   
TLH   Taylor Lecture Hall
   
UMB   University of Maryland Baltimore  
   
UMBC   University of Maryland Baltimore County 
   
UMGCC   University of Maryland Cancer Center  
   
UMCP   University of Maryland College Park  
   
UMMC  University of Maryland Medical Center 
   
UMMS   University of Maryland Medical System 
   
UMPB   University of Maryland Professional Building
   
USGA   Campus-wide student government association
   
USMLE   United States Medical Licensing Examination
   
VAH, VA   Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center
   

 

Last Revision: January 31, 2013