Class of 2028

Countdown to first day of medical school:
August 5, 2024
Additional Information
Schedule
  1. Information coming soon.

SOM28 Milestone Events

  • First Day of School - August 5, 2024
  • White Coat Ceremony - August 9, 2024
  • Student Clinician Ceremony - February 2026
  • Match Day - March 2028
  • Graduation - May 2028
Please note, these event dates may change as needed.
SOM Events/Flyers
  1. Project Feast

Before You Arrive

Complete the following items prior to arriving on August 5th. Keep checking this page, as more tasks will be added to this list as they become available. Note that some items have due dates by Friday, July 19th.


  • MedScope accounts are now active!
  1. Link University/SOM Account
    Link your University Account to your SOM Account. An email with information to link has been sent by SOM IS. This is your first task.
  2. Login to your SOM email. (Supported mobile devices)
  3. Login to SURFS and add/update your contact info.
    Include a home email address, emergency contact info, phone number, and both permanent and mailing addresses (even if they are the same).
  4. Photo & Name Recording: Due Friday, July 19th
    Complete the Photo and Name Recording Form. Check here for photo requirements before accessing the form.
  5. White Coat Ceremony Details [updated 7/12]
    Important registration/event details and deadlines for the August 9th White Coat Ceremony.
  6. Complete the AAMC MSQ: You will receive an email from AAMC with a link.
  7. FERPA: Due Friday, July 19th
    Choose a FERPA disclosure status in your MedScope student portfolio.
  8. HIPAA 125 Training NEW!
    Your username is your student ID in the form @00000000. You can find your SID on the Home tab of your MedScope portfolio. Your password is your first name. Please do not create a new account and contact MedScope with questions.
  9. OSHA Respirator Questionnaire [updated 7/12]

Required Laptop Specs

  • Devices (REQUIRED by Exam Software)
    • Traditional Windows Laptops (Lenovo/Dell/HP), Surface Pro / MacBook
  • Devices (NOT Supported by Exam Software)
    • Tablets/iPads/ASUS Laptops with touchpad/touchscreen / NON-Pro Surface devices / Chromebooks
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 21H2 or Windows 11
    • Mac OS v10.15 (Catalina) or higher (Big Sure OS11, Monterey OS12)
  • Hardware
    • Memory 8gb or higher
    • Hard drive: 128gb SSD or higher (256gb SSD or higher recommended)
    • Wireless abgn
    • Webcam and microphone

Listserv

All official communication will be broadcast through your class listserv (som_md28@lists.umaryland.edu). Student-run organizations and other university-sponsored information may be sent via this as well. Members of the faculty and school administration are on this listserv also, so please use professional etiquette. Please do not mark any messages you receive from this address as junk or spam; doing this will block all other messages. This listserv is not for personal business. If you have any questions about what's acceptable usage, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Helpful Documents

  1. Additional documents will be added as they become available.
Last Updated: 06/06/2024