JHMI Office of Communications and Public Affairs

September 8, 1998

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New Medical, Nursing Students Enter Hopkins

One was a professional football player in the NFL; one spent a year in Kenya as a health care aide for children with HIV. Others were Peace Corps volunteers, class presidents, musicians, authors, all-American athletes and team captains. All are members of the Class of 02 at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Out of an applicant pool of 3,300 candidates, they are 120 physicians-to-be who began their studies August 31.

The students graduated from 69 different colleges and universities in 30 states, Guam, Mexico and Brazil. Over 40 percent are women; 13 percent, minorities. Fourteen will enter the combined M.D.-Ph.D. program. All have outstanding credentials as scholars and leaders, and all have good stories to tell.

In addition to the medical students, 183 nursing students, 22 of them males, begin their studies September 8 at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. These students come from 25 states and Nigeria, China, Japan, Poland and the Philippines.

To find out more about the Class of 02 or the incoming class in the School of Nursing, or to arrange interviews with students, call me at (410) 955-5384.

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