The University of Maryland Medical System is a 12-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the nation’s largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. UMMS and its affiliates have 18,000 employees, approximately 2,300 licensed beds, over 120,000 annual patient admissions and gross patient revenues of $3 billion. Additionally, the Medical System generates nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in Maryland.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) seeks motivated, self-directed second and third year law students with a demonstrated interest in healthcare law and a desire to experience first-hand, the demands, responsibilities, and rewards of serving as in-house counsel to a large academic medical institution and multi-hospital medical system, which is distinct from the role of outside legal counsel. A grade point average of 3.0 or better is required.
UMMS OGC provides legal counsel to all fully-affiliated UMMS hospitals across the state and aims to provide legal guidance in a consistent “system-wide” approach, while allowing for recognition of each individual hospital’s unique situations. UMMS and its hospitals are health care entities, but they are also corporations. Therefore, OGC is not only faced with healthcare related legal issues, but also a multitude and wide spectrum of issues that confront any non-profit corporation. As a result, it is the OGC’s expectation that each legal intern will gain experience in a wide range of legal issues, under the supervision of the Associate Counsel’s within OGC.