Entering Class Profile

Founders Day-incoming class of 2015

164 students entered the Feinberg School of Medicine as the Class of 2019 on August 5, 2015: 97 were male and 67 were female. They were selected from a pool of 6,955 applicants.

Members of the class have a collective total of 90 undergraduate majors ranging from astronautical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and biology, to political science, linguistics and psychology.

In addition to English, incoming students speak 26 different languages. The most commonly spoken languages are Spanish, French and Chinese.

GPA and MCAT Median Scores

Median GPA: 3.88

Median Science GPA 3.85

Median MCAT: 36

medical students

Thirty-three students (20 percent) self-identified as part of underrepresented minority groups. Among the 164 matriculates, represented racial and ethnic groups include 10 (6 percent) African and African American; 59 (36 percent) Asian; 2 (1 percent) Pacific Islander; 21 (13 percent) Hispanic; and 61 (37 percent) White. Twelve new students chose not to self-describe. Ten students (6 percent) self-identify as members of the LGBT community.

There are 12 (7 percent) nontraditional students, individuals who have taken off two or more years between their undergraduate studies and medical school, in the class. Together with the traditional students, the M1 class ranges in age from 21 to 29 years old, claims 77 institutions as their undergraduate alma maters, and hails from 32 states and 6 foreign countries.

Seventy-four members of the Class of 2019 have earned BA degrees and 89 BS degrees. One has an MH degree, five have MS degrees, and one individual has an MA degree.

Forty-two students obtained research awards during their academic career. Thirty-three students have been awarded and participated in fellowship programs.

As undergraduates, 120 students received academic honors. Forty-nine members of the class achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors; 146 students graduated with Latin or honor society recognition; and 86 students received a scholarship during undergraduate school. Thirteen were National Merit Scholars and five were Presidential Scholars.

No. of Students Joint Degree Program
12 Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Research Experience

Medical students in research lab

Ninety-two percent of students engaged in research at the undergraduate or graduate level. Fifty-seven students are authors on a research publication or presentation.

Forty-two students obtained research awards during their academic career. Thirty-three students have been awarded and participated in fellowship programs.

As undergraduates, 120 students received academic honors. Forty-nine members of the class achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors; 146 students graduated with Latin or honor society recognition; and 86 students received a scholarship during undergraduate school. Thirteen were National Merit Scholars and five were Presidential Scholars.

Global Health Opportunities

Global Health

Over half of the entering class has traveled outside the U.S. These experiences included working with a research study in Uganda, volunteering for a dental camp at an ophanage in India, and providing direct supervised medical care and language translation in Haiti after the 2010 earthquakes. 

Medical students can engage in global clinical experiences at one of 18 affiliated universities, health clinics, and INGOs around the world.

Teaching Experience

Med student volunteers at Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work

Many members of the class have volunteered for a variety of organizations as tutors and teachers. Ninety-six class members have been a tutor, and 80 students have volunteered as a teacher.