Friday, July 07, 2006

A Little About My New Classmates

Some of us new students have been meeting each other informally before school starts. It looks like we have a very diverse and interesting class. We range in age from 18-31. We come from all over the United States from a variety of different colleges and universities. There are also several students from other countries in our class, including Ghana, Canada, Japan, and India. We have a wide range of ethnicities and backgrounds for such a small group. Two of the new students came in already having their Ph.D.s, and several of us have taken a year or two off to do research in between college and medical school. Many of us are planning to get a M.S. in clinical research during our five years here. We have one classmate who competes in triathlons, one who is a rower, one who played college golf (and several of us who like to play as amateurs!), one who scuba dives, and lots of sports fans in general in the group. We have one student who worked as an EMT, one who did research in Poland, one who did research in Antarctica, and one who did research in Iceland. All in all, it's a pretty impressive group of people, and I am looking forward to finding out more about them next week during orientation!

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