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Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine officially welcomed 89 new students to its MD program last week. The Class of 2018 brings with it not only high academic achievements but also a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and service from around the world.
“I am truly impressed by the accomplishments of these students and the unique perspective each of them brings to the class,” says Duane Compton, interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “It’s very exciting to welcome a new class of medical students and to help them develop into outstanding physicians.”
The 89 new students represent just a small percentage of the almost 6,000 who applied to Geisel via the American Medical College Application Service. Some members of this class already hold advanced degrees, including PhDs in pharmacology and biophysics. About 20 percent of the class has already had work published in book chapters and scientific journals, such as the Journal of Neuroscience, Oncogene, Journal of Global Health Perspectives, PLoS One, and Science. Almost half the class has participated in research and health-care activities outside the U.S.
“I’m excited to welcome our newest class of medical students to Geisel and the first step in their medical careers,” says Richard Simons, senior associate dean for medical education. “This is an academically excellent group with very diverse backgrounds. I can’t wait to see what they achieve together in the coming years.”