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Our medical students receive advising and support from the Deans and Directors in the Offices of Medical Education and Student Affairs as they navigate the rigorous and rewarding Renaissance Curriculum.

Students will receive academic counseling and mentorship throughout their four years. Whether you are looking for guidance on career planning, academic support, or candy while you’re studying, you will always find an open door and a smiling face ready to greet you.

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Renaissance Curriculum

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is excited to introduce our new Renaissance Curriculum for the MD program that was launched in August 2020.

Our goal: Actualize the Renaissance Physician; life-long learners who are clinically excellent and possess humanism, professionalism, scholarship, leadership, critical thinking and attention to social justice and diversity.

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Elective Tracks

We offer a variety of elective tracks, both clinical and non-clinical, to enhance our students’ experience in medical school. Many of our students participate in these tracks to broaden their exposure to specific aspects of medicine.

  • Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry (CAPP) – 4 years
  • Social Justice – 4 years
  • Primary Care Track (PCT) – 4 years
  • Medical Spanish – 1 year
  • Humanism Symposium – 1 year
  • Critical Issues in Health Care – 1 semester
  • Critical Issues in Global Health – 1 semester
  • Role of Personal Genomes in Medicine – summer

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Dual Degree Programs


The mission of our Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is to train a diverse and creative cadre of physician-scientists who will become leaders in their chosen fields of research, develop new knowledge, and translate it to enhance clinical practice. This training will serve the nation by developing physician-scientists who can accelerate the progress of biomedical research from the laboratory to the direct benefit of patients.


The MD/Master's Programs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) were developed to provide medical students with advanced training in specific areas to complement and enhance their medical training and maximize opportunities after graduation.

All of our dual degree programs are designed to be finished in five years, with the bulk of the Master’s course work being done in a “step-out” year that is taken after the third year of medical school. Prospective students can apply to any of these programs through the School of Medicine application process.

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