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COVID-19 Updates

Applicants: Please be aware of the following updates:

(Updated May 19)

  • We want to reassure you that P/F grading and online formats WILL be accepted for any course (including course requirements) for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. Although we may have a preference for letter grading in required courses, your application will still be given holistic review and thoughtful consideration without letter grades during these two semesters.
  • We understand the MCAT exam has been rescheduled for many, and that these results will come later than originally planned for most. We also know that although this test will occur at a later date for many, those whose MCATs were canceled have been able to reschedule and we will wait for these test results to arrive before making interview/admissions decisions. Finally, we have increased the window of MCAT scores, and will accept MCAT scores beginning January 2017 through September 2020.
  • Given all the uncertainty and the financial burden the COVID-19 pandemic presents, we have decided to conduct all 2021 cycle interviews virtually. This will eliminate the potential for undue bias, either positive or negative, toward an applicant based on the format of the interview, will eliminate uncertainty regarding quarantining and travel restrictions, and will reduce interview-related financial costs. We will work to keep these interview experiences meaningful and interactive so that applicants will be able to engage with students, faculty and staff from our institution.

(3/26) Staff members within the Office of Admissions are currently working from home. To contact our office, please email and/or call 410-706-7478. This message will be removed when the staff has returned to the office.

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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.

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