First-year med students settling in

By Bryan Goodchild

UMass Medical School Communications

August 09, 2013

The 125 medical students in the class of 2017 who arrived on campus this week spent a lot of time learning their way around campus, preparing for the transition to medical school and getting to know one another.

In an annual tradition that has come to mark the end of orientation and beginning of the new academic year, these first-year students and their second-year buddies gathered last night for a picnic, held inside the Albert Sherman Center this year because of rain. The Office of Communications talked with a few members of the new class to ask them about their choice to attend UMass Medical School and how it feels to finally be starting medical school.

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