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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@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

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2022 Class Profile

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Women: 61%
Underrepresented in medicine: 16 students

Our class comes from ...

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25 different states and Canada

A map of the United States colored to indicate students' home state or territory. The following states are colored: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI.

44% Pennsylvania residents

They speak 30 languages

  • Italian
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Vietnamese
  • Hindi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Urdu
  • Telugu
  • Latin
  • Swedish
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Konkani
  • Bengali
  • Albanian
  • American Sign Language
  • Bulgarian
  • Tatar
  • Polish
  • Haitian Creole
  • Syrian
  • Tagalog
  • Uzbek
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil

International experiences

  • Honduras
  • China
  • Haiti
  • England
  • Peru
  • Mongolia
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Wales
  • Cook Islands
  • Taiwan
  • Guatemala
  • Ecuador
  • Israel
  • France
  • India
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Panama
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Mozambique
  • El Salvador
  • Greece
  • Dominican Republic
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Sweden
  • Nepal
  • Hungary
  • Australia
  • Switzerland
  • Afghanistan
  • Turkey
  • Thailand
  • Denmark
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Croatia
  • Taiwan
  • Canada
  • Uganda
  • Indonesia
  • Norway
  • Bolivia
  • Tanzania
  • Tibet
  • Czech Republic
  • Brazil
  • Luxemburg

In our class, we have ...

1 psychiatric technician
6 certified nursing assistants
1 elderly personal care assistant
1 Peace Corps volunteer
1 Chipotle crew member
3 personal trainers
2 phlebotomists
7 lifeguards
1 warehouse worker
5 grocery cashiers
1 airline ramp agent
1 sixth-grade science teacher
13 restaurant workers
1 pet resort staff member
1 landscaper
16 research assistants/coordinators
1 dealership car washer
1 farm hand

2022 Facts and Figures

Applications

Total: 8,293

Interviews

Students interviewed: 752
New students matriculated: 151

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 95
Single majors: 54
Multiple majors: 25
Graduate degrees: 15

Entering Class

Total: 151
Hershey Curriculum: 138
University Park Program: 13
MD/PhD Program: 3
Pennsylvania residents: 44% (66 students)
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 56% (85 students from 24 states and Canada)
Women: 61% (92 students)
Proud to welcome students who Identify with Female, Male, and Nonbinary genders
Underrepresented in medicine: 11% (16 students)
Military background: 5 students
International experiences: 49 countries
Foreign languages spoken: 30
Volunteering: More than 125 different national and local service organizations

2021 Facts and Figures

Applications

Total: 8,815

Interviews

Students interviewed: 819
New students matriculated: 152

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 77
Single majors: 38
Multiple majors: 25
Graduate degrees: 16

Entering Class

Total: 152
Hershey Curriculum: 140
University Park Program: 12
MD/PhD Program: 8
Pennsylvania residents: 53% (80 students)
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 47% (72 students from 18 states)
Women: 63% (96 students)
Proud to welcome students who Identify with Female, Male, and Nonbinary genders
Underrepresented in medicine: 12% (18 students)
International experiences: 48 countries
Participated in varsity athletics: 23
Volunteering: More than 125 different national and local service organizations

2020 Facts and Figures

Applications

Pennsylvania residents: 1,129
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 10,350
Total: 11,479

Interviews

Students interviewed: 721
Offers of acceptance made: 346
New students matriculated: 152

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 102
Different fields of study: 91
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.75
Average MCAT: 511

Entering Class

Total: 152
Pennsylvania residents: 43% (65 students)
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 57% (87 students from 25 states, the District of Columbia and Canada)
Women: 57% (86 students)
Students with military background: 2% (3 students)
Underrepresented in medicine: 7% (10 students)

2019 Facts and Figures

Applications

Pennsylvania residents: 1,152
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 10,675
Total: 11,827

Interviews

Total: 779

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 102
Different fields of study: 91
Biology or pre-medicine: 31%
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.77
Average MCAT: 511 (83rd percentile)

Entering Class

Total: 152 (7 MD/Ph.D.)
Pennsylvania residents: 37%
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 63%
Women: 61%
Students with military background: 3 students
Underrepresented minorities: 11 students

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