HMS welcomed members of the class of 2018 as they began the journey to become physicians. Ranging in age from 20 to 36, the class is made up of 164 students, 49 percent of them women. The students hailed from 33 U.S. states and 16 other countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.
The class roster includes 56 students who identified themselves as being of Asian origin, including Asian Indian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Tibetan, and Vietnamese. Another 33 students identified themselves as minorities underrepresented in medicine, a category that includes students who self-identify as black or African American, Hispanic other, Mexican-American, Native American, or Puerto Rican.