The tenth class has arrived at the Blacksburg campus of the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Meanwhile, the college’s “Carolinas Campus” is welcoming its second class of students in Spartanburg, S.C.
Classes have begun for all 350 new students, so it seems an appropriate time to share some of the statistics for the entering class.
The college now boasts it is the largest medical school in the Southeast for new enrollment.
Of that class, 188 students will be in Blacksburg while the rest will be in South Carolina.
Women represent 55 percent of the class. It”s worth noting considering last year females represented 46 percent of enrolled osteopathic medical students.
In keeping with VCOM’s mission to focus on the need for physicians working in rural Appalachia, 74 percent of the class hails from an Appalachian state.
Student came for earning degrees at several Virginia schools including Virginia Tech, James Madison University and the University of Virginia. But other top “feeder schools” included Clemson University, Penn State and the University of Florida.