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The largest class ever begins their medical careers.
The 144 matriculants in the MD Class of 2019 were selected from the largest applicant pool in Alpert Medical School’s history. This class includes the inaugural cohort of the MD-ScM combined-degree program, which received 789 applications and yielded 16 students representing all four routes of admission.(See story.) They joined 129 colleagues enrolled in the MD and MD/PhD programs.

These men and women have earned degrees in more than 46 different degree programs at 50 US or Canadian colleges and universities. They hail from 29 states and the District of Columbia. They’ve worked for Teach for America, the Peace Corps, the World Health Organization, and Partners in Health, as well as Bain and Boeing. They include a methadone clinic cofounder, a documentary film producer, and a feminist bookstore owner. MD’19 has EMTs and wilderness first responders, marathoners and triathletes, an equestrian, martial artists, boxers, hip-hop dancers, an adaptive ski instructor, and a therapy dog owner.

Total Applicants
(including MD-ScM): 10,293
Total Applications Considered*: 8,317
Admit Rate: 3.2%
Total Matriculants: 144
Female (52%): 75
Male (48%): 69

Routes of Admission
AMCAS (Standard route of admission): 82
Program in Liberal Medical Education: 48
Postbaccalaureate: 11
Early Identification Program: 3

Age Range: 21-38
Average Age: 24

Undergraduate Institutions: 50
Public: 10
Private: 40

Undergraduate Majors
Physical and Life Sciences: 50%
Humanities: 37%
Applied math, computer science,
biomed engineering: 9%
Independent and/or combined
concentrations: 4%

*Based on US News categories: the difference is the number of completed secondary applications received in the AMCAS route.


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