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.
Unprecedented International Consortium -- Including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- Now Assembled to Accelerate Collaborative Multi-Site Trials of Candidate Ebola VaccineA candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.
University of Maryland School of Medicine's Dr. Alan Schmaljohn Explains Ebola Virus In Q & A With Science MagazineScience Magazine recently interviewed Dr. Alan Schmaljohn, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to explain the complex science behind the Ebolavirus and what the virus actually does to the immune system.
Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil, FRCPsych, DFAPA, FACFEI, Installed as the Inaugural Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair in the Department of PsychiatryAn investiture ceremony was held on August 7, 2014, to recognize Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, MBChB, MPhil, FRCPsych, DFAPA, FACFEI, as the inaugural Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist is at Forefront of Developing Vaccine for Ebola VirusAlan Schmaljohn, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has spent decades studying the Ebola virus and similar viruses identifying key characteristics that have aided in the development of vaccines, antivirals and treatment methods.
University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Receive $10.7 Million Grant to Conduct Systems Biology Research on Control and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted InfectionsThe University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).