Medicine, Public Health, & Physical Therapy

As the U.S. population rapidly ages, our healthcare needs are changing. In addition to expanding the size of workforce to meet the demand, our healthcare workforce needs to be re-tooled so as to manage the complex healthcare needs found in later life. Addressing these needs is also fast-becoming a top priority issue for policymakers at all levels. The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) prepares students to be physicians, allied health professionals, and policy makers in an aging society. Additionally, the UMSOM Epidemiology of Aging Training program trains pre- and postdoctoral fellows to conduct independent and original research in the epidemiology of aging, with an emphasis on the prevention of late life disability and functional decline.