Welcome Class of 2026

August 31, 2022

The college welcomed 190 first-year medical students at the Matriculation and White Coat Ceremony on August 20. The event marked the symbolic beginning of the journey into the medical profession for our new students. Congratulations!

Watch highlights from the ceremony, see photos from our new students and check out some fun facts about the incoming class.

White Coat Ceremony Recap Video

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A Snapshot of the Class of 2026

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We have a remarkable incoming class! The infographic above shows the following statistics:

  • 84% of matriculating students are from Michigan
  • The college received 9,212 applications for this incoming class
  • Of the 190 students matriculating, 58% are female, 41% are male and 1% are gender diverse.
  • 17% of students entered via outreach programs (11 through the ABLE program, 22 through the Early Assurance Program)
  • 54% of students are from disadvantaged backgrounds, low income or are first general college students
  • 22% of students are from rural areas

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Get to Know A Few of Our Incoming Students

Headshot of student Richard Nguyen
Get to Know: Richard Nguyen
Photo of student Monica Hill standing in white coat with arms crossed
Get to Know: Monica Hill 
Headshot of student Maria Cielito Robles
Get to Know: Maria Cielito Robles
Student Seraphima Sidhom poses with family member wearing graduation gown and holding flowers
Get to Know: Seraphima Sidhom
Headshot of student Laila Sareini
Get to Know: Laila Sareini
Student Joseph Mariscal holds daughter, who is wearing a green tshirt with a sparty helmet
Get to Know: Joseph Mariscal


Medical students wearing white coats reading Hippocratic Oath

Watch our Instagram highlight for more White Coat photos.