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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 2018 Entering Class Snapshot

  • 63% Female, 37% Male
  • Average age of 23 years, ranging from 20 to 34 years of age
  • Representing 30 states, DC, and Canada
  • Varied ethnic backgrounds including self-description of, but certainly not limited to: AfghaniAfrican-AmericanAsian IndianChineseFilipino, Hispanic, IranianKoreanPakistaniSri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese
  • Average total MCAT score: 512
  • Average Undergraduate Overall GPA: 3.71
  • Average Graduate GPA: 3.69
  • 71 undergraduate schools and 9 graduate schools represented
  • Majors/Areas of Study: approximately 65% of class major in science
  • Top majors: Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry

Medical Student Voices

Scott Baumgartner Class of 2020

Scott Baumgartner
Class of 2020

U.S. Military Academy, and University of Nebraska

U.S. Army Veteran

Elizabeth Ghandakly  Class of 2022

Elizabeth Ghandakly 
Class of 2022

The Ohio State University

Sharjeel Chaudhry
Class of 2020

Cornell University

Brittney Gordon Class of 2021

Brittney Gordon
Class of 2021

Morgan State University

Daniel Thomas
Class of 2021

Indiana University

Robbie Russell

Tess Whiteside
Class of 2021

University of Denver and
Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Garcia
Class of 2022

University of Arizona