Your Sense of Community
As a student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we want you to feel like you are a part of our community from the beginning — not just within the SOM, but also within the UMB campus and West Baltimore communities. There will be many opportunities to engage with the West Baltimore community through specific school and campus-wide student groups. Learn more about the SOM's student groups, including:
Student Diversity Council
The Student Diversity Council (SDC) is a collaborative group that includes leadership from multiple student interest groups at the School of Medicine (SOM), including SNMA, LMSA, APAMSA, Women in Medicine, LGBTQ+ Health, SAMSA, and the Muslim Student Association. The SDC works closely with SOM faculty to organize school-wide events including social gatherings and town halls that are open to all medical students at Maryland.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is Maryland’s only public health, law, and human services university and the campus is comprised only of graduate students. Six professional schools and a Graduate School confer the majority of health care, human services, and law professional degrees in Maryland each year. The professional schools on campus include the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, School of Social Work, and School of Law.
Campus Facilities & Services
- Health Sciences/Human Services Library
- SMC Campus Center
- Aﬀordable Student Housing (on- and oﬀ -campus)
- Free Bus & Shuttle Services
City of Baltimore
As a student at UMSOM, you will soon find yourself in the heart of the lively City of Baltimore that surrounds the UMB campus — a vibrant and authentic patchwork of neighborhoods that mixes genuine hospitality with a spirited personality. Downtown Baltimore is exciting, upbeat, and original — just like the people who call it home.