DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE RISING JUNIOR CLASS THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ADVANCED STANDING IN 2015.
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 in JAMA: Targeted MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Technique More Effective Than Standard Biopsy to Detect High-Risk Prostate CancerTargeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according to a large-scale study published today in JAMA. More than 1,000 men participated in the research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over a seven-year period.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Dr. Richard Colgan as New Head of Statewide Program for Underserved PatientsDean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Richard Colgan, MD, a longtime expert on the practice and teaching of family medicine, has been appointed director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program. The appointment follows the recent retirement of Claudia Baquet, MD, who directed the program for two decades.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Department Of Epidemiology and Public Health Celebrates Reaccreditation of the Master of Public Health ProgramThe MPH program in the Department Of Epidemiology and Public Health celebrated its reaccreditation today during its annual “town hall,” held in the Campus Center Ballroom. The program was reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the non-profit group that accredits schools of public health around the country. The reaccreditation will last for through 2021.
New Study Finds That Common Degenerative Eye Disease May Be Triggered by Tiny Mineral Deposits in the EyeNew research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a degenerative eye disease that can cause severe vision loss and blindness. This is the first time these mineral deposits have been implicated in the disease, which affects more than 10 million Americans. The article appeared in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Dr. Joshua M. Abzug as Deputy Surgeon-In-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics for the University of Maryland Children’s HospitalAndrew Pollack, MD, the professor and chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Joshua M. Abzug, MD, a national expert on pediatric upper extremity conditions, has been appointed deputy surgeon-in-chief for the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center and vice-chair of the Dean’s Council for Pediatric Surgery.