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Getting an overview of the Class of 2022

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June 2018

The College of Medicine’s new first-year students (mixed in with Bridge students, PA students and others) were certainly all smiles on this RuLE bus trip during their first week of med school. Want to know a little about them as a group? Consider:

  • Once again, women outnumber men. This year, it’s 69 vs. 51.
  • Fifteen students are Spanish/Hispanic/Latino, 15 are black, nine are Asian and five are Asian Indian.
  • More than two-thirds picture themselves doing some sort of primary care.
  • Thirty students come from the Florida Panhandle – the region whose physician shortages helped inspire the creation of this medical school.
  • Five students come from counties classified as rural.
  • Twenty percent define themselves as disadvantaged.
  • The average age is 24 – but the range stretches from 21 to 40.
  • Nearly three times as many students did their undergrad work at Florida State (59) as at the University of Florida (21).
  • Only 12 got their undergrad degrees outside Florida.
  • The students' top three majors are biology (46), exercise physiology (14) and a four-way tie involving biomedical science, chemistry, exercise science and psychology (7 each).
  • But there’s also one English major, one anthropology major and one classics major.
  • For this class, the College of Medicine received a total of 7,178 applications.
  • It took only 278 interviews to put together a class of 120. In other words, with each passing year, the FSU College of Medicine is becoming more of a first-choice medical school.

Here are three quick bullets about our new Bridge students:

  • As usual, the Bridge class is predominantly female. In fact, only one of the 12 students is a guy.
  • Six of the Bridge students are black, and four are Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.
  • Two came from a rural county.

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.