Welcome Medical School Class of 2021! 

On Monday, July 31, 2017 the School of Medicine welcomed its newest students into the graduating class of 2021.  195 students started their educational journey with two days of orientation, where they met the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Cathy Lazarus, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Ham Farris, and various senior classmates, who presented information on humanism, gender identity and pronoun usage, and a variety of student organizations.  Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the School of Medicine, led the class in the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath, officially dedicating themselves to the medical profession.

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This year’s class is composed of 103 women and 92 men.  Further, although a majority of students are residents of Louisiana, this class also contains students from twelve additional states from all over the country.  Welcome new students and we at The Pulse wish you the best of luck in your academic career!