Class of M07

Applications rise 15% at medical school

The 170 members of the School of Medicine's Class of 2007 were chosen from 6,526 applicantsórepresenting a 15 percent increase in applications over the previous year.

The class includes 89 men and 81 women, with 65 percent coming from the Northeast, including 57 from Massachusetts. California provides the second largest number of class members, with 26 students.

Undergraduate institutions represented in the class are Tufts (21 students, including six who received early admission); Harvard (15); University of Pennsylvania (nine); University of California at Berkeley (seven); Columbia, Brown, University of California at San Diego and Brandeis (five each) and Boston University, Boston College, Dartmouth and Emory (four each).

While 133 students plan to pursue the traditional M.D. track, the rest are enrolled in one of the school's combined-degree programs: 15 in the M.D./MBA in health management program, 14 in the M.D./MPH track, four in the M.D./Ph.D. program, three in the M.D./Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy through the Fletcher School and one in the M.D./Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering with the School of Engineering.

Forty-nine new students (not counting the four new M.D./Ph.D. students) have begun work toward doctoral degrees at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciencesóthe largest number in the school's history. And the medical school's Graduate Programs in Public Health enrolled 50 new students, including 20 in combined-degree programs.