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Student Profile

The Committee on Admissions seeks to build a diverse class to meet the broad and disparate needs of the local, national, and international community. Our new class is not only varied by educational experience, geography, age, race, and ethnicity, but also by experience and talent.

Students from our entering class participated in medical missions across the globe, tutoring, mentoring, and coaching, all with the intent to serve others. Several have served in AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and Teach for America. Students in the entering class have been involved in the health and patient care fields as licensed emergency medical technicians, nurses, translators, nursing assistants, pharmacists, researchers, public health educators, and scribes, to name a few. Some have pursued careers in the military, law, and teaching, as well as founded organizations and non-profits. They also excel in non-academic areas including a variety of talents in athletics, music, art, and dance.

How will you contribute to this diversity in the future?

Fall 2019 Entering Class Snapshot

  • 53% Female, 47% Male
  • Average age of 23 years, ranging from 19 to 32 years of age
  • Representing 26 states, DC, and Canada
  • Varied ethnic backgrounds including self-description of, but certainly not limited to: AfricanAfrican-American, ArmenianAsian Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Colombian, CubanFilipino, Iranian, Korean, NepalesePakistani, Puerto Rican, SalvadoranSenegaleseTaiwanese, Venezeuelan, and Vietnamese
  • Average total MCAT score: 512.72
  • Average Undergraduate Overall GPA: 3.70
  • Average Graduate GPA: 3.83
  • 77 undergraduate schools and 12 graduate schools represented
  • Majors/Areas of Study: approximately 53% of students were undergraduate science majors, 32% non-science majors, and 15% dual (combined science and non-science) majors
  • Top majors: Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Public Health

Medical Student Voices

Scott Baumgartner

Scott Baumgartner

Class of 2020
U.S. Military Academy, and University of Nebraska
U.S. Army Veteran
Washington, DC 20037

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Sharjeel Chaudhry

Class of 2020
Cornell University

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Andrew Garcia

Class of 2022
University of Arizona

Elizabeth Ghandakly 

Elizabeth Ghandakly 

Class of 2022
The Ohio State University

Brittney Gordon

Brittney Gordon

Class of 2021
Morgan State University

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Daniel Thomas

Class of 2021
Indiana University

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Tess Whiteside

Class of 2021
University of Denver and Johns Hopkins University