University of Maryland

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Committee on Admissions / University of Maryland School of Medicine / 685 West Baltimore Street, Suite 190 / Baltimore, Maryland USA 21201-1559

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
41
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1907
US News Rank - Research
34
US News Rank - Primary Care
12
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.83
Median MCAT
515
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$80
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. Please let us know if you have a specific reason you are interested in attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and/or if you have any special ties to our institution.

2. Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that)

3. If a specific medical school application activity was impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, please describe the activity, the time period during which it was to take place, and any relevant contact information.

4. Please explain what you will be doing during the 2021-2022 academic year. If you graduated/will graduate in 2021, what are your plans during this gap year?

5. Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine. (1500 characters)

6. Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service. (1500 characters)

7. Without limiting the discussion to your own identity, please describe how you envision contributing to the core values of diversity and inclusion at our School of Medicine, and in the medical profession. (1500 characters)

8. What does it mean to you to enter into a profession? (1500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

Following questions have a 1,000 character limit (some are yes/no questions which then open a new text box)

Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that)

If a specific medical school application activity was impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, please describe the activity, the time period during which it was to take place, and any relevant contact information.

Have you done independent research or study? (We are looking for research that you did outside of the course/classroom requirement)
Have there been any gaps in your education from high school to college, while in college, or after college?

Please explain what you will be doing during the 2020-2021 academic year. If you graduated/will graduate in 2020, what are your plans during this gap year?

Following questions have a 1,500 character limit

Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.

Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

Without limiting the discussion to your own identity, please describe how you envision contributing to the core values of diversity and inclusion at our School of Medicine, and in the medical profession.

What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?

Essay Topics ('19- '20)

1. Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that) 1000 Characters

2. Please explain what you have been doing during the 2019-2020 academic year. If you graduated/will graduate in 2019, what are your plans during this gap year? 1000 Characters

3. Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine. 1500 Characters

4. Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service. 1500 Characters

5. Without limiting the discussion to your own identity, please describe how you envision contributing to the core values of diversity and inclusion at our School of Medicine, and in the medical profession. 1500 Characters

6. What does it mean to you to enter into a profession? 1500 Characters

7. Lots of yes/no questions about biographic information, whether you have been dismissed from any educational institutions or places of employment, disciplinary action, criminal offenses, whether you've done research before, whether you have met admin at recruiting fairs...etc. If you answer yes to these prompts, 1000 character description boxes open.



Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

1500 characters each.

1. Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.

2. Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

3. What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?



Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that)

Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.

Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?

1500 characters each



Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

Please describe and explain below any academic problems which you might have had while in college and/or graduate or professional school. Please include withdrawals, incompletes, poor grades, etc. (If you feel that you have not had any academic problems please state that)

Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine. (1500 Characters)

Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service. (1500 Characters)

What does it mean to you to enter into a profession? (1500 Characters)



Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.

Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?



Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1.) Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine.

2.) Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

3.) What does it mean to you to enter into a profession?



Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

Briefly describe your most important exposure to clinical medicine. Briefly describe your most satisfying experience related to community service.

What does it mean to enter into a profession?

All 1500 characters-including spaces.

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