The University of Maryland is the state’s public academic health, law, and human services university devoted to leadership and excellence in professional and graduate education, research, public service, and patient care.
|School of Medicine||1807|
|School of Law||1824|
|School of Pharmacy||1841|
|School of Nursing||1889|
|School of Social Work||1961|
Facilities: Located in Baltimore, the campus consists of 71 acres with almost 6 million gross square feet of space in 65 buildings.
STUDENTS - The Future of Care
We award more than 60 percent of all professional practice degrees in Maryland— dental, law, medicine, and pharmacy.
ENROLLMENT BY PROGRAM
|# of students||% of total|
|Total - Fall 2011||6,395||100%|
|Employment - Fall 2011|
|Total Regular Employees||6,756|
AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CAMPUS
|FY 2012 - Sources of Funds|
|Research and Grants||45%|
|Clinical (Patient) Care||22%|
|Research and Clinical Care||67%|
|Tuition & Fees||11%|
DRIVING THE ECONOMY
•Yield - $1,021,792 research dollars per core faculty
Return on Investment
•Yields more than $15 in economic activity for each $1 of state general fund appropriation
•Generates nearly 23,000 jobs
•500 inventions over the last five years
•900 issued and pending patents
•Together with affiliated hospital systems and practices generates over $6 billion in annual economic activity
Students, faculty, and staff provide more than 2 million hours of service annually to citizens throughout Maryland to tutor and mentor, expand access to health care, and increase employment opportunities
HEALTH AND LEGAL CARE
•Only School of Medicine faculty admit patients to UMMC hospital
•190,000 patients or 630,000 patient visits per year
•Uncompensated care provided by medical school faculty is over $19 million per year
•Only dental school in Maryland and the largest provider of oral health services to Medicaid children/HIV patients
•35,000 patients and 122,000 patient visits per year
•Uncompensated care provided by Dental School faculty and students is over $2.5 million per year
•Health care for underserved is valued at more than $5 million per year
•Maryland Poison Center: 60,000 calls per year
•1,000 patients served in seven clinics for mental health/developmentally disabled
•600 social work students provide 400,000 hours of care to Maryland citizens annually
•Pro bono legal services valued at over $3 million for the underserved
TRANSLATING DISCOVERIES INTO TREATMENTS
•Greenebaum Cancer Center selected as a designated cancer center by the National Cancer Institute
•Creation of the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) in the University of Maryland BioPark. IGS already has been awarded over $100 million in research funding.
•Licensed 48 technologies in the past two years, including a vaccine developed to protect against Shigella, a bacteria that causes 165 million cases of severe dysentery and over 1 million deathsperyear.Throughthelicense,a$2.5 million, phase 2 clinical trial was commenced in 2009.
|Dentistry||3rd||NIH Funding FY 2011|
|Medicine||7th||Sponsored Research (Publics) AAMC FY 2010|
|Law (Part-Time)||9th||U.S. News & World Report|
|Three specialty law programs in the Top Ten.|
|Nursing||11th||U.S. News & World Report|
|Five specialty nursing programs in the Top Ten.|
|Pharmacy||17th||U.S. News & World Report|
|Physical Therapy||19th||U.S. News & World Report|
|Social Work||16th||U.S. News & World Report|
•The Maryland General Assembly chartered the College of Medicine in 1807; it is now the nation’s oldest public medical school.
•In 1812, the Maryland General Assembly rechartered the College of Medicine as the University of Maryland and expanded its mission.
•The forerunner of the School of Law, the Maryland Law Institute, was opened in 1824.
•The world’s first dental college, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, was chartered in 1840.
•The following year in 1841, the Maryland General Assembly chartered the College of Pharmacy, making it the fourth oldest pharmacy school in the nation.
•In 1898, Louisa Parsons, a colleague of Florence Nightingale, established the School of Nursing, one of the nation’s oldest formal nursing training programs, at the University of Maryland.
•To promote and enhance research, scholarship, and advanced study, the Graduate School opened in 1918.
•In response to growing social and cultural needs, the School of Social Work opened in 1961.
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