Geisel Welcomes First-Year Medical Students


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The Geisel School of Medicine ushered in a new academic year by welcoming 92 new medical students to campus this week for orientation. The Class of 2019 brings with it diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a record of academic achievement and service around the world. It is the medical school’s 219th class since it was founded at Dartmouth in 1797.


Orientation has begun for the Geisel School of Medicine’s Class of 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Geisel School of Medicine)

“I am very pleased to welcome this new group of students to Geisel,” says Duane Compton, interim dean of Geisel. “Collectively, they have a remarkable record of scholarly achievement, yet each individual in the group brings a unique and powerful perspective. I know that the faculty and staff are eager to work with them.”

The 90 MD and two MD-PhD students represent a small percentage of the almost 6,000 who completed applications to Geisel via the American Medical College Application Service. About one-third of the class members already hold advanced degrees, including 23 master’s degrees, one law degree, and two PhDs. Most have participated in research and one-third of the class has authored a published scientific paper. Nearly half the class has participated in research and health-care activities in more than 30 different countries.

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