The University of Maryland School of Medicine is
located on the Baltimore City Campus, and is the fifth
oldest medical school in the United States.The first class
of the 11 campuses of the University of Maryland system. The School of Medicine at the Baltimore Campus
isthecentralcomponentofalargeacademicHealthCenter that provides for medical education, patient care,
biomedical research, and community service.
First and second years: The basic sciences are integrated and taught as systems, using interdisciplinary
teaching with both basic and clinical science faculty.
Contact hours have been reduced, with an emphasis
on independent study. A half-day course in introduction to clinical practice is dedicated to the instruction
of interviewing, physical examination, intimate
human behavior, ethics, and the dynamics of ambulatory care. Third year: Clerkships through major
medical specialties. A mandatory rotation in family
medicine is included. There is emphasis on ambulatory teaching in all other disciplines and a
longitudinal half-day experience in a clinical setting
in which the student will have continuity of care for
patients and families. Fourth year: Devoted to ambulatory care, student subinternships, and electives.
Minority admissions: The school has an active recruitment program that involves visits to colleges,
seminars, and workshops. A prematriculation summer program is available to all students for those
accepted into the first year. Other degree programs:
Combined MD-PhD programs are available in all the
basic sciences and in epidemiology, human genetics,
and preventive medicine. An MD-MS degree in biomedical ethics is available. An MPH program is
available to students after matriculation.
In addition to the minimum premedical science
courses, requirements include 1 year of English.
Applicants must also have completed a minimum of
90 semester hours at an accredited college or university. Preference is given to Maryland residents. The
application process has several stages. All AMCAS
applicants now receive a second-stage application.
From those in Stage 2, applicants are selected for
interviews, which are conducted on campus. Transfer and advanced standing: Information not
available. Transfers into the third year limited only
A letter grade system is used. Step 1 of the USMLE
is required, and promotion to the third year is dependent on passing.
Teaching: The school is located a short distance from
the newly developed Inner Harbor. University Hospital and affiliated hospitals around Baltimore have
more than 1400 beds for teaching purposes. Other:
The school also is affiliated with the Shock Trauma
Center, Cancer Center, Institute of Psychiatric and
Human Behavior, and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute. Library: The Health Sciences
Library houses more than 240,000 volumes and subscribes to 3100 periodicals. It also provides access to
a wide range of data bases. Housing: Dormitory
rooms are available on campus in the apartments and
town houses are available a short distance from the