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A closeup of the Penn State College of Medicine logo is seen on the jacket of a white coat, draped over the arm of a medical student who is also holding a White Coat Ceremony program. The student was part of the July 2016 White Coat Ceremony, in which incoming medical students at the College receive their short white coats signifying their status as future doctors.

MD Program

Entering Class Profiles

Penn State College of Medicine students come from diverse educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

See below for profiles of recent entering classes.

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If you have questions about the MD Program entering class profiles, contact us at 717-531-8755 or StudentAdmissions@hmc.psu.edu.

2016 Facts and Figures

Applications

Pennsylvania residents: 1,259
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 8,416
Total: 9,675

Interviews

Pennsylvania residents: 286
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 625
Total: 911

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 83
Different fields of study: 71
Biology or pre-medicine: 34%
Mean undergraduate GPA: 3.74

Entering Class

Total: 144 (8 MD/Ph.D.)
Pennsylvania residents: 50%
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 50% (21 states)
Women: 51%
Ethnic minorities: 43%
Underrepresented minorities: 17%

2015 Facts and Figures

Applications

Pennsylvania residents: 1,235
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 8,214
Total: 9,449

Interviews

Pennsylvania residents: 225
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 656
Total: 881

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 88
Different fields of study: 61
Biology or pre-medicine: 32%
Mean undergraduate GPA: 3.73

Entering Class

Total: 149 (6 MD/Ph.D.)
Pennsylvania residents: 42%
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 58%
Women: 56%
Ethnic minorities: 30%
Underrepresented minorities: 10%

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