University of Maryland


Full Member
10+ Year Member
May 24, 2007
  1. Fellow [Any Field]
    Anyone have an opinion of this program? What's the overall impression as to how good of a gas program it is? I'm a student from the NE and am trying to do 2 aways. I am definitely doing 1 in NYC, but am trying to also do an away at Hopkins since my girlfriend lives in Baltimore. If I do not get the away at Hopkins, is UMD worth looking into as an acceptable alternative? Or would I be better served just doing 2 aways in NYC?


    Full Member
    Feb 3, 2011
      If you're a solid candidate, UMd is not a place you need to do an away rotation to be competitive there. Its a good university program known for its trauma; its definitely respected in the northeast. That said, its in Baltimore. Not many people want to live there, so its not super competitive.

      If you want to go to a NYC program, you're better off doing two NYC aways as those are always more competitive. I don't buy into doing away rotations to "check a program" out-- I think you can get a good enough picture from interview day (and potentially a second look if needed) to know if a program is for you or not.


      Full Member
      15+ Year Member
      Jan 24, 2003
      1. Attending Physician
        Hopefully you get the away at Hopkins. If not, do the other one in NYC if you're concerned about being competitive there. If that's not a big issue and you want to hang out with your girlfriend in the same city for a month, do it at Maryland if Hopkins doesn't work out-- but NOT becauseyou want to make yourself competitive there. not necessary unless you're a below average applicant.
        About the Ads
        This thread is more than 10 years old.

        Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

        1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
        2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
        5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
        6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        7. This thread is locked.