Scholars, Immigrants, Athletes: Stony Brook’s Incoming Med Students Have Many Skills, Faces
School leadership and NYS Department of Health Commissioner welcome Class of 2020
|Dean Kaushansky with Class of 2020 members, from left: Ruchi Shah, Rafael Hernandez, Dorian Cohen, and Sebanti Bhowmik.|
|Dr. Latha Chandran, Vice Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs, assisted students when they received their first white coats.|
Stony Brook, NY, August 18, 2016 – Their paths into medicine are varied and inspiring – this is the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2020. All 132 incoming students officially began their training with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony on August 14. At the event the students received the physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
The students hail from New York State, seven other states, and from around the world. They represent 70 undergraduate schools, have a collective grade point average of 3.70 and an average MCAT score in the 86 percentile. Only 8.3 percent of the total applicants were accepted to Stony Brook.