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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.



  • Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Welcomes Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Shyamasundaran Kottilil

    Robert C. Gallo, MD, director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, a world-renowned expert in infectious disease, has joined the faculty as Co-Director of IHV’s Clinical Research Unit and Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Institute’s Division of Clinical Care and Research.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Internationally-Recognized Surgeon-Scientists, Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg as Division Head of Thoracic Surgery, and Dr. Shamus Carr as Associate Chief

    Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, the Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, one of the preeminent authorities in the thoracic surgical community, has been appointed as the Head of the UM SOM’s Division of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he will be the Thoracic-Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and the Charles Reid Edwards Professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine. Joining Dr. Friedberg in his new position will be Shamus Carr, MD, his long-time research collaborator, who will become Associate Chief in the UM SOM’s Division of Thoracic Surgery.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Appoints Award-Winning Science Journalist as Director of Medical / Science Media Relations

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Assistant Dean of Public Affairs Christopher J. Hardwick, MA, and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA announced today that David J. Kohn, MA, will become the School’s new Director of Medical/ Science Media Relations.


  • Institute of Human Virology Hosts Prominent AIDS Researchers During 16th Annual International Meeting

    The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is hosting the IHV 16th Annual International Meeting Sunday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 17 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The Annual Meeting will feature themes on HIV cure research; HIV pathogenesis; HIV structural biology, immunology and vaccines; advances in clinical, prevention and public health research, and a cross-cutting session on the molecular and immunological insights from cancer biology and treatment.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Names Robert V. O'Toole As Division Head Of Orthopaedic Traumatology And Chief Of Orthopaedics At R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

    Andrew N. Pollak, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Director of the Program in Trauma and Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, have announced that Robert V. O’Toole, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics at UM SOM, has been appointed as the Head of the UM SOM’s Division of Orthpaedic Traumatology and Chief of Orthopaedics for the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.


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