About Our Students

We have one of the smaller student bodies in US medical schools, with 88 students per incoming class. This small size allows for close interactions and opportunities for collaboration between students, faculty, advisors, administration, and hospital staff.

Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the wide range of backgrounds, hometowns, interests, and life experiences of our student body. We believe that the most valuable and enriching conversations happen when you  bring a variety of voices to the table. Our students speak more than 14 languages and come from 38 states around the country; they are between 21 and 35 years old; and 18-20% are from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.

Students rounding in Mitchell Hospital with Adam Cifu, MD, Professor of Medicine
Students rounding in Mitchell Hospital with Adam Cifu, MD, Professor of Medicine

Our students set ambitious goals and work hard to achieve them. These efforts manifest themselves not only in the classroom and the lab, but also in extracurricular activities and community service. Our students take an active role in student governance and student life, and maintain a commitment to leadership after they graduate. Every year, about 15-20 alumni become chief residents, and 34% of our graduates become faculty at their residential institution—among the highest percentages in the nation.