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Community Relations

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is dedicated to addressing the health care needs and improving the quality of life for the residents of the Baltimore metropolitan area, the state of Maryland and beyond. We are committed to developing mutually beneficial partnerships with community leaders and organizations, educational institutions and the business community.

Learn more about our outreach programs. 

Community outreach programs of the Office of Public Affairs include:

Mini-Med School

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Offered as a public service by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Mini-Med School is a series of tuition-free classes designed to help Baltimore residents improve their health and well being. Mini-Med School lectures are presented by faculty physicians in medical school classrooms, but you don't need a background in science to attend.  The five weekly sessions are designed to be casual, fun, and informative, while focusing on health care issues that are important to everyone.

For more information or to register, visit the Mini-Med School Website, or contact the Office of Public Affairs at 410-706-8518.

Project Medical Education

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Project Medical Education gives elected officials and other state and federal policymakers a first-hand look at medical education as the foundation for America’s world-class health care system. In a daylong program, public officials learn what it takes to train the nation’s future doctors and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing medical schools and teaching hospitals in the 21st century.

During the interactive sessions, public officials don white coats, accompany physicians on their rounds, and visit research labs and treatment facilities. Project Medical Education is an annual program supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 410-706-8518, or visit the AAMC's Project Medical Education Website.