Class of 2021 Receives White Coats
The School of Medicine’s largest class ever received their white coats during a ceremony in the Academic Rotunda on August 25, 2017. The 102 students hail mainly from Connecticut (82 percent) and just over half (51 percent) are women. The average age is 24 and 24 percent of the new matriculants are underrepresented in medicine. Each student was individually cloaked by a fourth-year medical student and the ceremony concluded with the reading of the Hippocratic Oath.
Additionally this year, the pre-event reception was broadcast live on Facebook and hosted by second-year medical student Adam Bartholomeo.
Urban Service Track Celebrating 10 Year of Success
The motto of the Urban Service Track is “Preparing Our Future Healthcare Practitioners to Help the Medically Underserved.” Well, over the past decade, they have done just that. Nearly 550 students from the UConn Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work, and from Quinnipiac University’s physician assistant program have participated in the program
Med School Grads Named AAAS Fellows
Two former graduate students of the UConn School of Medicine have been awarded prestigious Science & Technology Policy Fellowships with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Keshia Ashe will perform a one-year fellowship at the National Science Foundation and Dr. Megan B. Miller will conduct her fellowship training at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).