Fall 2013

Meet the Newest Students

For the first time, women outnumber men in the medical school's entering class

More than 8,600 prospective students sought admission to the class of 2017 at Tufts University School of Medicine. Twenty-eight of the 204 members of the class did their undergraduate work at Tufts.

Who they are

Completed applications: 8,647
Offered admission: 526
Enrolled: 204


Male: 94
Female: 110
This is the first time women have outnumbered men.

Program Enrollment

M.D.: 169
M.D./M.P.H.: 20
M.D./M.B.A.: 10
M.D./Ph.D.: 5

Training Track

Regular: 165
Maine Track: 39

Top Feeder Schools

Tufts: 28
Boston College: 10
Boston University: 8
Cornell: 7
Northeastern: 7
UC/Berkeley: 6
University of Maine: 6

Source: Office of Medical Student Affairs

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