Medical Schools in Maryland

Updated: April 29, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Maryland including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Maryland.

Maryland's blend of urban and rural areas will give a medical student exposure to patients of different backgrounds and many clinical presentations. Maryland's close proximity to Washington, D.C., and its various government institutions, also makes it an ideal location for those students interested in combining their interests in medicine with public policy, military or veterans' healthcare, and research.

Medical Schools in Maryland:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Established in 1893, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's mission is to "improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness." John Hopkins University School of Medicine claims to review every single application they receive and focus on admitting people from diverse backgrounds, not grade point or test score averages. Each year, 6000 applicants compete for 120 spots in the MD program.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Course Requirements:

  • Biology with lab : 8 semester hours
  • Chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 4 semester hours
  • Biochemistry: 4 semester hours
  • Humanities: 24 semester hours
  • Calculus and or Statistics: 6-8 semester hours
  • Physics with lab: 8 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: Not available

Average accepted GPA: Not available 

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

The Uniformed Servies University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine's mission is "committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during periods of peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as a premier school of medicine with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness." The school does not charge their students tuition and ask for their service in return. In fact, it's the only free medical school that also pays student a salary to attend.

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Course Requirements:

  • 1 year of organic chemistry including lab
  • 1 year of general or inorganic chemistry including lab
  • 1 semester of calculus or statistics
  • 1 year of general physics including lab
  • 1 year of biology including lab
  • 1 year of English, foreign language, writing-intensive humanities, social science, or psychology courses: 2 semesters

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: 496

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.0

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Established in 1807, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was the first public medical school in the US. Their mission is to "provide 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 medical, MD/PhD, graduate, physical therapy and medical and research technology students. We will recruit and develop faculty to serve as exemplary role models for our students." Each year, approximately 4800 students apply to the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and compete for 150 available spots in the MD program.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Course Requirements

  • Biological Sciences with lab: 8 hours
  • Inorganic Chemistry with lab: 8 hours
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 8 hours
  • Physics with lab: 8 hours
  • English: 6 hours

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: 513

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.80

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