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University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1807
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 161
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University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Baltimore
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 114 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,662
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,906
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.4

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • Health Sciences Facility I
  • 685 W. Baltimore Street, Suite 190
  • Baltimore 21201
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in biomedical education, basic and clinical research, quality patient care and service to improve the health of the citizens of Maryland and beyond. The School is committed to the education and training of MD, MD/PhD, graduate, physical therapy & rehabilitation science, and medical research technology students. We will recruit and develop faculty to serve as exemplary role models for our students.

Curriculum

Broadly stated, the educational objectives of the School of Medicine are: to educate students intensively and broadly in the clinical and scientific aspects of medicine, to prepare students to engage in a lifetime of learning in order that they may successfully adapt to a changing world, to achieve a high level of professional competence and social awareness, to provide opportunities for students at every level of training to pursue areas of special interest for intellectual stimulation and/or career advancement, and to encourage the development of highly competent primary care physicians, clinical specialists and scholars in basic and clinical research, teaching, and academic administration.

Facilities

All faculty members actively participate in the education of medical students and residents on a campus that is home to world class clinical care and research facilities, including: The University of Maryland Medical Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Institute of Human Virology, the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Clinical affiliations throughout the state give students unusual flexibility in clinical experiences and numerous opportunities for community service.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 94
Negatively 7
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.07 112

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.82 84

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be helpful to provide students with a bit clearer direction on where within the hospital their interviews actually are. It took 3 students and I about 25 minutes to find the location, but on the bright side we got our own mini tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"vet your interviewers. make sure they will treat each applicant with respect and take all interviewees seriously. my 2 interviewees made me not want to come here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Consider offering printed directions for interviewees or an easier location to find for each interview. I'd also consider ways to speed up the check-in process in the morning -- having someone have to give verbal directions and explain the whole day for EACH applicant took awhile and that led me to only have a few minutes to find my interview. Also provide an interview day feedback survey after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing a great job of making interviewees feel excited and relaxed to interview here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would suggest they be more careful in selecting interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office needs to do a better job of vetting interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had known if I had a morning or afternoon interview prior to arriving at the admission" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to know if my interview was am/pm but thats about it, everyone was really nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great financial aid information! It would have been nice to know if my interviews were AM or PM bef" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions was so friendly and helpful!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us know if we're scheduled for morning or afternoons in advance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was really fantastic that we had access to so many students during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"accept me...im awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What struggles do you anticipate as a medical student? How will you deal with these struggles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What struggles do you anticipate in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face as a medical student? Tell me about your study abroad and travels. Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about teamwork." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to move back to baltimore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the US today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're in private practice and someone does not have insurance what are you going to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your experiences with clinical medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should people who aren't paying have access to all the same health benefits as those who are paying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly just to expand upon things I had written in my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your greatest mentor in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an impressive file, what can we offer you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think distinguishes a good physician from a great physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your parents involvement in Baltimore. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like England?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What criteria did you use when deciding what medical schools to apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of New Jersey are you from; where did you attend high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"[something to the effect of: you are aware of medicine's dark side, yes?]" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel your major sets you apart from your fellow applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or living, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you find pre-med students at your school to be die hard competitive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this class (from transcript)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basics - why UMD, why medicine, tell me about your extracurricular activities and research, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why U.Maryland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What didn't you like about your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name some ethical situations that come up in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What area or field of medicine interests you? (asked by MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sports did you play in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a leadership exp. you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had the chance to read any French literary works? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard tell me about yourself/family/how you got here questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an important characteristic to have when dealing with people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to this school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your last 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you arrive at your undergraduate major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you go to school in dc, have you had any government internships?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"You played lacrosse in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were health care czar how would you fix problems" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the main role of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to do medicine instead of pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will be the most difficult part of medical school/being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you involved in during your early years of college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the ONE quality that a physician should have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain low grades. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you take xxx class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and why do you want to go to U of Maryland? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what field of medicine you want to go in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions asked were pretty basic. I had some awesome interwiers. Really laid back. Lots of laughing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your researches (I have done two research projects)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to coupe with stress? What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you take critizism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is plan B (if you don't get into school this year)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You went to [out-of-state school]. Why U-Md? (I am a state resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are what we call a non-traditional student. Tell me about your path starting from high school graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do u see yourself in 10 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some qualities that make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD interview: tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine vs. clinical research? (I have a strong research background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"TEll me about your study abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself- open file but interviewer did not look at it until after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult time in your life? How you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD" More from this Member | Report Response

"proteins denature. enzymes, do what? just kidding. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were given one million dollars to use for a health issue in Baltimore, what issue would it be for an why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face as a medical student? (not even very interesting; pretty normal interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a trend in medicine that you think will backfire? <-- I forget exactly how it was worded but it was something like this. I personally said the focus on improving the speed of healthcare delivery, particularly in an acute setting, can lead to worse outcomes. This led to an amazing discussion!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What memory from shadowing physicians stuck out most to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion; follow-up: how do you feel about contraceptives? (It is a controversial topic but led to some good discussion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a father of 4 and you found out I have stage IV cancer how are you going to tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of Baltimore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you have gone through?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest thing you have ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is Binghamton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know its early but have you given any thought to what kind of medicine you might want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of qualities do your friends have that you don't have and that you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you rather have a traditional interview or just a conversation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you and your brother both have decided to study medicine (My brother is already in med schl)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges that you think you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you manage future decisions about family and career? (I didn't feel uncomfortable having this question asked b/c it was from female doctor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If/when you become a doctor, what are the types of things that will give you gray hairs? Basically what potential stressors/challenges do you foresee but he had a little trouble wording it and that's what came out. It was obvious that he was under a lot of stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are asian, how do you see yourself standing out in white america and breaking the glass ceiling? (i'm not joking.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do yo handle disagreements?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you worked at a law firm, huh; describe how that was like..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wanted to ask you about your work in [x]. (it was something I really wanted to talk about that no one had asked me before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really--the interviews were very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have muskrats down there? (see negative impressions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ''clinical experience'' mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this class you took." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts about when you would start a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide medicine? At what point did you know it was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that medicine is community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who influenced your decision to be a doctor more, your mother or father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why an MD and not an MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what were your most favorite and least favorite classes as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the end of the interview: What would you like to tell me about you that I have't hit on and you think is important for me to know? (asked by the MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What charcteristics have you had the chance to devlop inyour life and how will they aid you in becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether i had experience working with minorities - both interviewers asked this." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about your college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the happiest and saddest moments of your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you expand on youe explanation of the difference between a "profession" and a career?" You gave a unique answer that we hadn't heard yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your school doing currently about the Hurrican Katrina situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that as we learn more about science and the laws of this world, that the need for believing in God will disappear?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite (college) class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think underaged drinking is a problem in the US and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you as an individual physician do to remedy the malpractice problem in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever encountered unprofessional behavior where you work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were health czar how would you fix health care, or a health problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, just straightforward questions about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your brother would change his mind from doing pharmacy to wanting to become a doctor like you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most significant experience you've had concerning medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging part of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and why?........now what would you have for dinner? i gave him originality points with the follow-up question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will do to treat a patient who is clearly not telling the truth and trying to pull the wool over your eyes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the drawbacks of medicine or what do you think are the negative aspects of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no questions that I did not expect. The interviewers asked some probing questions in my file as a non-traditional student." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions pertained mainly to my personal file- research, experience, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a question, but my second interviewer started off by saying "it appears you get around." He meant study abroad experiences of course. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"how woudl you treat someone who wanted something that went against your moral beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why aren't you applying for md/phd?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel it was like for your grandmother to be a doctor considering she is a minority?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you think is going to be the hardest thing about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what do you think of Baltimore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can a school work to change the public's negative image of doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to continue your community service or did you just do it to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you consider entering politics to advocate for change in our health care system (as a follow-up to my comments about problems of our system)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not become a dentist? (my father is a dentist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my family, tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience as a shoes salesman? (I had mentioned in my secondary that I had worked at JCPenney while I was an undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you canoe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the MD/PhD interview, the panel seemed very interested in my past. For example, they asked me what I learned from my experience of living in a car during high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of first impression do you think you make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"BY reading your application it seems do not feel proud /confident about your grades? Why is that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of social support will you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and I were engaged in layback conversations. A lot of questions were straight from my applications. They just wanted to know more about me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there weren't any questions that weren't from my file. one of my interviewers offered new insight into the different opportunities available to women concerned with balancing a career and a family. It gave me a bit to think about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How's your relationship with your grandmother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember anything interesting. Opened with "why md/phd"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could I make an impact on other kids from the inner-city who see no future outside of dealing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the happiest moment in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you thinking about working while attending medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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