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.
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This Saturday, the University of Maryland School of Medicine will host its annual Gala, with more than 1,000 alumni, donors, faculty, staff, and other special friends of the school expected to attend. The gala, which has been the School’s signature annual event for more than a decade, is entitled “The Future Coming into Focus.”
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Potentially Revolutionary Antidepressant CompoundFor years, scientists and doctors have known that ketamine can treat depression very rapidly, often working within hours, compared to weeks or months for widely used antidepressants. However, the drug, which is approved as an anesthetic, has major side effects – it is linked to hallucinations and dissociation - a sense of being outside your own body – and for these reasons is abused as a club drug. Not surprisingly, this limits its use in the treatment of depression.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Study Identifies Compound That Reverses Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's DiseasesAlzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are the two most common neurodegenerative disorders worldwide, and cause untold suffering to millions of patients and their families. Treatments for these diseases are limited, and no cures exist. Now, a new study describes an innovative strategy that reverses symptoms in these neurodegenerative diseases – at least in fruit flies genetically altered to model the diseases.
In a lecture on April 19 in Taylor Lecture Hall at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), Dr. Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco, argued that researchers and practitioners should view health disparities through the lens of social justice.