The 166 members of the incoming P&S Class of 2014 received their first white coat in August. The White Coat Ceremony has welcomed each incoming P&S class since 1993.
The Class of 2014 is larger than usual because of the 10 students in the new Columbia-Bassett Program and a larger-than-usual number of M.D./Ph.D. students (16). The class has 81 women (28 of whom are daughters of physicians) and 85 men (16 are sons of physicians). The class includes three students who deferred enrollment from prior years. The class members were chosen from among more than 1,250 applicants interviewed. More than 7,000 applications were initially received, and 6,227 applications were considered. The Class of 2014 includes 28 members of underrepresented minorities groups (17 percent of the class)
An article and slide show of the August 2010 ceremony can be found here.