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Meet the Class of 2021

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June 13, 2017

The College of Medicine's new first-year students were certainly all smiles on this bus during their first week of med school. Want to know a little about them as a group? Consider:

  • As they did last year, women outnumber men. This time, it’s 57 percent to 43 percent.
  • Over 2.5 times more students did their undergrad work at Florida State (61) than at the University of Florida (24).
  • Only 12 got their undergrad degrees outside Florida.
  • The top three majors were biology (48), exercise science (17) and biomedical sciences (14).
  • In all, 39 students came from the Florida Panhandle – the region whose physician shortages helped inspire the creation of this medical school.
  • Seven students came from counties classified as rural.
  • Eighteen are Spanish/Hispanic/Latino, 10 are black, 10 are Asian and 10 are Asian Indian.
  • Twenty percent describe themselves as disadvantaged, financially or otherwise.
  • Three-fourths picture themselves doing some sort of primary care.
  • For this class, it took only 280 interviews to put together a class of 120 – down from 302 last year. In other words, with each passing year, the FSU College of Medicine is becoming more of a first-choice medical school.

Here are two quick bullets about our new Bridge students:

  • As usual, the Bridge class is predominantly female. This year, three-fourths of the dozen students are women.
  • Five of the Bridge students are black, and five are Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.

Please help our new students feel welcome.  And to learn more about them, read their profiles

Information courtesy of Dana Urrutia, assistant director of the Office of Admissions.