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University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We admit those who possess the ability to successfully complete the academically rigorous curriculum and have personal characteristics that one desires in a personal physician. Look closely at extracurricular activities, life experiences, letters of recommendation and interviews,for evidence of maturity, stability, judgment, empathy, intellectual curiosity, leadership and commitment to excellence.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Milford M. Foxwell
Application fee  $80
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  January 6 (Begins)
January 11 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 31 (Begins)
December 31 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  January 8 (Begins)
December 31 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  December 31
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.78
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology/zoology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.I., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.H.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.9:1
Full-time faculty  1,262
Part-time faculty  232
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  195
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  31
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,067
Part-time faculty in clinical program  201

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $162.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Baltimore VA Medical Center UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center UM St. Joseph Medical Center
UM Charles Regional Medical Center UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
UM Harford Memorial Hospital University of Maryland Medical Center
UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Institute University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is designed to prepare individuals for academic success during medical school, and to help students develop skills and attitudes to be life-long learners throughout their careers in medicine. Laptops are required for study, lab exercises and exams. A curriculum description is available on a school-based Website.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  172
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  223
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  158
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  240

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  53
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $162.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $128.66

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  56
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  37.7%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.78
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  6.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.9:1
Total medical school enrollment  663

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Patricia Scott
Financial aid phone  (410) 706-7347

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $29,584 (in-state)
Full-time: $54,415 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,771
Room and board  $21,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $152,626

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  86%
Students receiving loans  75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  82%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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