August 3, 2007
Welcome, new DO and PA students!
Last week, 200 men and women wrapped up their summer vacations and began their journeys to successful medical careers here at our Health Science Center. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 38th entering class includes 165 medical students and 35 physician assistant students – a record number for both programs.
As required by state law, at least 90 percent of the new TCOM students are Texas residents. The 15 non-Texan medical students come from 11 different states and one foreign country. The only out-of-state PA student is from Oklahoma. The DO class has 86 men and 79 women, with an average age of 24. The PA class has 10 men and 25 women, with an average age of 28.
According to TCOM admissions statistics, many of our PA students have already been in the workforce, usually in health-related fields. The Class of 2010 includes a couple of military medics and a registered nurse (who also happens to be a cutting horse enthusiast).
Among the out-of-the-ordinary experiences in the DO Class of 2011: One woman has been in China for the past year on a Fulbright Scholarship. Another student, after earning his undergraduate degree in business management at Texas A&M, has been teaching in rural Uganda.
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