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University of Maryland

UMSON in the fall

The state’s only public academic health, law, and human services university, the University of Maryland (UM) features a unique mix of professional schools and a Graduate school. Established as the College of Medicine in 1807, UM is the founding campus of the University System of Maryland and awards more than 61 percent of all first professional degrees in the state.

Led by President Jay A. Perman, MD, the campus includes schools of medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work. The University is also a major biomedical research institution. The 10-acre University of Maryland BioPark, which is expected to grow to 12 buildings, now includes more than 460,000 square feet of wet lab and office space in two commercial buildings and the state of Maryland’s Forensic Medical Center. The BioPark’s 22 tenants employ more than 500 people, and 1,200 students are training there for careers in health science and business.

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