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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.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 



  • New Study Shows Breakthrough Treatment for Essential Tremor Using Focused Ultrasound

    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers, along with an international group of investigators, have discovered for the first time that treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound can effectively treat patients with essential tremor (ET), a neurological movement disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. The results, which are published in the forthcoming issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, led to recent approval of the treatment by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA),


  • Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Awarded $14.4M for HIV Vaccine Research

    The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) announced a $14.4M grant from NIAID to advance HIV vaccine research to solve a major challenge: produce long-lasting antibodies to protect against HIV infection.


  • School of Medicine Graduate Students are Turning a Cancer Test into a Business

    Ph.D. students Camilo Vanegas and Elizabeth Weingarter were winners in a competition called the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer. Now they are taking a device that detects chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) to market.


  • University of Maryland Mourns the Passing of Hamish Osborne

    University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty and Medical System staff mourn the passing of Hamish S. Osborne. His vision and financial support led to the creation of the Program in Lung Healing, and an endowed professorship in his name.


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine is Center Stage in Testing National Institutes of Health Zika Vaccine

    UM SOM'S Center for Vaccine Development, tapped previously for Ebola vaccine, now steps up to help develop first Zika vaccine.


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