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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.

  • New Research Pinpoints Crucial Protein That Keeps The Heart Beating On Time

    The average heart beats 35 million times a year – 2.5 billion times over a lifetime. Those beats must be precisely calibrated; even a small divergence from the metronomic rhythm can cause sudden death. For decades, scientists have wondered exactly how the heart stays so precisely on rhythm even though it contains so many moving parts.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Dr. Mark W. Rogers as New Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

    Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Mark W. Rogers, PT, PhD, an NIH-funded scientist and expert in neuromotor control and rehabilitation research, has been appointed chair of the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Rogers has served as the Department’s Interim Chair since August of 2013 when Mary M. Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASB, stepped down following a successful 15-year tenure as Chair of the Department.

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Takes Part in Groundbreaking Transfusion Study

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine is part of a nationwide, multi-site study that may help save hundreds of lives among trauma patients with major bleeding. The study, which was published earlier this month in JAMA, compared two different methods of blood transfusion, and found that one approach gave patients a significantly better chance of survival within the first 24 hours.

  • New Study Answers Key Public Health Question in Battle Against Malaria

    In recent years, public health experts have increasingly explored the idea of eliminating the most dangerous malaria-causing parasite. But they have questioned whether getting rid of this species, called Plasmodium falciparum, would allow other species of the parasite to simply jump into the gap and start infecting humans with malaria.

  • Claudia Baquet to Receive 2015 Dean's Faculty Award for Diversity and Inclusion

    Longtime healthcare equities advocate Claudia Baquet, MD, MPH, who recently retired after 20 years as professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Dean’s Faculty Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

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