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Chartered in 1807, the School of Medicine is the first public and fifth oldest medical school in the U.S. and is the founding school of the University System of Maryland. It continues today as a leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine.

As part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education.

With 43 academic units, faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists and more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School of Medicine is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. We have top-tier faculty and world class programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence.

The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.

World Class Research

The research productivity of the faculty is among the highest in the country, and the School of Medicine remains among the fastest growing research enterprises in the country. Total grants and contracts to the school of Medicine were $402.4 million in FY15. Among all medical schools, the School of Medicine ranks eighth among all 86 public medical schools (Top 10%), and 23rd among all 141 medical schools in total grants and contracts expenditures (Top 16%). Learn more about our research.

The School of Medicine has nearly 3,000 faculty members (full-time, part-time and adjunct); 3,000 administrative, research and clinical staff; and maintains a current enrollment of over 1,200 medical, graduate and allied health students. The School of Medicine and its clinical partner, the University of Maryland Medical Center, educate and train many of the state of Maryland’s medical professionals. Continuing education programs serve more than 5,000 physicians and other health professionals annually. Read more about our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Educational Excellence

Of the 51,322 applicants attempting to find spots in U.S. medical schools in 2015, 5,240 applied to the University of Maryland School of Medicine and 159 were accepted.  Seventy-five percent of the students are Maryland residents. Nine percent are underrepresented minorities in medicine. Forty-nine percent are female. 

While our medical students comprise nearly half of the total student enrollment, our student body also includes Allied Health and Physical Therapy students, as well as graduate students and students pursuing combined degrees. We currently have ten joint degree programs: two doctorate programs (MD/PhD and MD/DDS), seven MD/Master’s degree programs, and a DPT/PhD degree program within the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. 

To learn more about our medical education program, visit the Office of Admissions, the Office of Medical Education, and the Office of Student Affairs.

Compassionate Patient-Centered Care

Nearly 1,000 University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty physicians provide compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care—not only in Baltimore, but throughout Maryland and the world.

In partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Maryland Medical CenterFaculty Physicians, Inc., and the VA Maryland Healthcare System, the School of Medicine serves as the foundation for a world-class academic health center. Learn More.

Our Workforce

The School of Medicine has a workforce of more than 7,400 people and includes nearly 3,000 full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty and more than 3,300 staff members.  Of our 1,354 full-time faculty members, 38.3 percent are women and 8.49 percent are under-represented minorities. Our full-time faculty retention rate is 91.1 percent, reflecting our continued commitment to providing a positive and productive work environment. Our workforce is also comprised of 582 clinical and research fellows and 659 residents.

Economic Impact

Our total budget is nearly $924 million, but we have an economic impact of nearly $2.5 billion in the state of Maryland alone.

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Davidge Hall Exterior with flowers

A national historic landmark, Davidge Hall is the oldest medical facility in the country continuously used for medical education

Dean E. Albert Reece Image - Chemical Hall

Dr. E. Albert Reece became dean of the School of Medicine in September 2006

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