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December 2016

HS/HSL Library Winter Hours
Please visit the HS/HSL Library hours page to see the winter hours.

School of Social Work Screening of the Documentary The 13th
13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which theoretically outlawed slavery. DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being perpetuated through mass incarceration.

When: December 5, 2016
Film screening - 12:15pm - SMC Campus Center, Room 208 (Elm Room A)
Space for reflection and discussion - 2:00pm - SMC Campus Center, Room 208 (Elm Room A) Additional space for reflection and discussion - 5:00pm - SSW, Room 2W11
Lunch will be provided at the film screening and light refreshments at the 5pm reflection. The event is open to all UMB students, faculty and staff. 

UMMC Research Internship
The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics Research Internship provides extraordinary US medical students and medical school applicants with a unique early-career opportunity. This 12-month funded program is designed for students looking to gain clinical experience, mentorship, and research exposure. For more information, please visit:

Lexington Garage Parkers
Students will need to link their card to UMB's parking system for quicker and easier access, but will need to request that PTS link their OneCard.
In order to link your card, visit the PTS cashier's office in the SMC Campus Center, lower level or stop by the Lexington Garage when the PTS team is present. Watch for dates on Twitter, Facebook, and in Elm Weekly.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Medical Student Research Training Program
The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The application deadline is February 6, 2017. For more information, please visit:

Class of 2017

Diploma Applications
Please complete your diploma application! If you are graduating in May of 2017, you will need to file for your diploma application now. Filing for your diploma is MANDATORY. The deadline to file your diploma application is Sunday, February 5, 2017. For instructions on how to complete your diploma application, please see the Diploma Application Instructions.  Make sure to include your name as you want it to appear on your diploma. If this name is different from your registered name, your UMB record will be changed to your graduation (diploma) name. (Your MedScope record will not change unless you notify MedScope directly.)

The ‘Diploma Address’ is where the diploma will be mailed, if you will not be attending the UMB convocation ceremony on May 19, 2017. Please remember to complete the application accurately and completely. Leaving something out or completing the form incorrectly could lead to a significant delay in the receipt of your diploma. The registrar’s office would appreciate you completing this task before winter break.

You will receive confirmation from the registrar’s office once you complete the form. Please save it for your records. You only need to complete the form once.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Class of 2018

Fourth-Year Scheduling Meeting
January 13, 2016
1:00 - 4:30 pm
SMC Campus Center - Elm Room A

Class of 2019

PM&R Expo
The Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group cordially invites you to the PM&R Expo January 28, 2017 from 9 am -1 pm at the Armstrong Medical Education Building, 1620 McElderry Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. The purpose of the event is to showcase the specialty to medical students from Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Howard University, Georgetown, and George Washington University. There will be demonstrations, talks, and complementary lunch provided. To RSVP, please visit:

Third-Year Scheduling Meeting
January 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SMC Campus Center - Elm Room A

Reminders & Events

SSW Movie Screening - The 13th
December 5, 2016
12:15 pm
SMC Campus Center
Room 208