New students, trainees welcomed to BCM

July 1, 2012

Students participate in a team-building exercise during their retreat.
Students participate in a team-building exercise during their retreat.

BCM welcomed its new class of medical students Monday, July 23. The Class of 2016 includes 185 students who represent 24 states and 63 schools and have an average 3.83 GPA and 11.5 MCAT scores.

The students started their training at the College with a retreat and orientation at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes. White Coat Ceremony will be held Aug. 10, and Family day is Aug. 11.

They aren’t the only new faces on campus. Other trainees who started this summer include:

New medical students participate in team-building exercises with John Rapp, director of student affairs at BCM.
New medical students participate in team-building exercises with John Rapp, director of student affairs at BCM.
  • 241 new fellows. They will continue their education in a number of clinical areas: from adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology to orthopedic hand surgery. They come to BCM from across the country and internationally to pursue this next stage of their clinical training.
  • 171 new residents, who will continue their training in many of BCM’s 88 ACGME-accredited residency programs.
  • 42 physician assistant students. They started classes in June.
  • 110 new students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, representing 26 states, eight countries and 92 different institutions.