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Creighton Medical School Admits Largest Class Ever

Creighton Medical School Admits Largest Class Ever

Creighton University School of Medicine welcomed its largest first-year class ever for the fall 2010 semester.

A total of 153 members of the Class of 2014 (out of an applicant pool of 5,879) were admitted, an increase of 27 students over recent years.

The increase was made possible due to a new partnership between Creighton’s School of Medicine and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The partnership, announced last year, will allow 42 third-year Creighton medical students to move to Phoenix for their final two years of clinical training, beginning with the Class of 2014.

On Aug. 13, School of Medicine faculty officially welcomed the new students during the school’s 15th annual White Coat Ceremony at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall. Each student received a white coat, symbolic of the medical profession.

Rowen Zetterman, M.D., Creighton medical dean, led the first-year class as it read a special student physician’s oath. During the oath, the students promised to give their lives and talents to the service of humanity and to treat patients, teachers and fellow students with respect and dignity.