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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.

  • UM SOM Researchers Unravel Mechanism That Plays Key Role in Sexual Differentiation of Brain

    During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. In most species, some portions of male and female brains are a different size, and often have a different number of neurons and synapses. However, scientists have known little about the details of how this differentiation occurs. Now, a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has illuminated some details about how this occurs.

  • Match Day at the University of Maryland School of Medicine: A Prescription for Anticipation and Emotion

    It was a day filled with emotion on at Baltimore’s historic Hippodrome Theater on March 20, when Match Day was held for the Class of 2015 of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

  • Alumni and Friends Support the School of Medicine at Orioles Spring Training Event

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine had 30 alumni and friends attend a reception and Orioles spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida on March 5, 2015.

  • Robert V. O’Toole, MD Named the Inaugural Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Trauma

    Robert V. O’Toole, MD, was named the inaugural Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Trauma on March 9, 2015. The ceremony, which took place in Westminster Hall, also honored Hansjörg Wyss for his generous support of medical research.

  • Dr. Gregory Robinson, Longtime University of Maryland School of Medicine Administrator, Educator, Advisor, and Clergy is Ready to Answer the Next Call

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA announced today that Gregory Robinson, DMin, MDiv, MA, will step down from his position as Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Resource Management, retiring in July after 41 years of service to the School of Medicine. Starting on July 1, 2015, he will focus on the ministerial calling that he accepted more than 16 years ago when he became an ordained a minister by the United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) – a calling to a life of ministry and service.

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