With its fourth class now enrolled, Roanoke’s medical school has reached its capacity of 168 students.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, which opened in August 2010, is set to graduate its inaugural class of doctors next spring.
“We are officially a full house,” Dean Cynda Johnson told the incoming class of 42 students at a recent welcoming ceremony, according to a news release from the school.
“You have the distinct honor of being the final founding students of this institution,” Johnson said.
Nearly 2,900 people applied to the school this year, with the newest class representing about 1.4 percent of the applicants.
The nonprofit school, in the Riverside Center medical complex off Jefferson Street, was formed through a public-private partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic.