College of Medicine students in the Class of 2026 began the challenging journey to become physicians during a White Coat Ceremony held by the College of Medicine on Aug. 5, 2022. A rite of passage now celebrated at most U.S. medical schools, the event welcomes future healers to the practice of medicine, honoring the humanistic values at its core. After being cloaked in white and receiving a stethoscope, the students affirmed their allegiance to the World Medicine Association Declaration of Geneva, pledging to dedicate their lives to the service of humanity and to respect their patients’ autonomy and dignity.
MD students in the Class of 2026
Percentage of class members from outside Pennsylvania.
Number of applicants seeking admission to the class.
Pounds of stethoscopes distributed to the students.
Percentage who majored in subjects other than science as undergraduates.