Early Decision Program
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has an Early Decision Program for applicants who are sure that their first choice of medical schools is the University of Maryland. The Committee on Admissions interviews selected early decision applicants and makes a decision on these students before considering the regular pool of applicants. By applying for early decision, the highly qualified applicant avoids having to make numerous other applications. Applicants with less competitive academic credentials, or those without the support of their premedical advisor, are discouraged from applying through this program.
The early decision applicant must apply only to this school by the AMCAS deadline of August 1. Applicants must provide all supplementary information by September 1. Interviews will take place at the medical school in mid-September. No one will be accepted without an interview. If offered a place by this medical school, the applicant cannot apply elsewhere. All decisions for this program are made, and applicants notified, by October 1.
The Committee on Admissions can make one of three decisions for each early decision applicant: 1) acceptance; 2) rejection; or 3) placement into the regular applicant pool for review at a later time. Each applicant will be notified promptly of the Committee on Admissions' decision so that those not accepted through this program can apply elsewhere.
Individuals who apply through the Early Decision Program cannot apply to any other medical school until they are notified that they have not been accepted through this program at the University of Maryland.