Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Update

A Profile of the Class of 2014

In 2010 one out of six students applying for entrance to medical school in the United States applied to the Penn State College of Medicine. In a time of declining applicants to medical schools around the nation, this statistic is noteworthy and speaks to the reputation and caliber of education of our institution.

Alumni can be proud of the 146 members of the Class of 2014, who are some of the best and brightest students to ever attend the College of Medicine matriculating with an average grade point average of 3.74 and MCAT of 30.

There are 75 females and 71 males in the incoming class and 49 percent (or 71) are from Pennsylvania. The next highest represented state is New York with 12. Students representing a total of 24 states and four foreign countries were selected from 90 different undergraduate institutions.

Twenty six students completed their undergraduate training with multiple majors and 14 members of the incoming class have advanced degrees. Eighteen members of the incoming class did their undergraduate work at Penn State, while seven students came to central PA for medical school after earning their bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Finally, this group has a demonstrated commitment to helping others; having provided service to 152 different non-profit organizations, including 104 incoming students who were hospital volunteers.

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