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Einstein Welcomes New Students

Members of the Class of 2026 wear their new white coats.

Einstein Welcomes New Students

Einstein welcomed 183 medical students and 31 new Ph.D. candidates, of whom 14 are in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), in August. 

Among the M.D. students in the Class of 2026, 63% are female—the largest percentage of women in the College of Medicine’s history. Class members come from 26 states and represent 84 colleges and universities; 14% were born outside the United States, and 16% identify as belonging to groups underrepresented in medicine. 

Among the new Ph.D. students, 39% are female and 16% identify as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences; 44% have published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42% have presented at or attended scientific meetings, and 45% have spent summers in research programs. They come from 12 states and seven countries, and represent 31 colleges and universities.

Of Einstein’s new MSTP students, 36% are women and 43% identify as belonging to groups underrepresented in science and medicine.

The medical students received their white coats courtesy of the Einstein Alumni Association and their stethoscopes thanks to a donation by alumnus Jeffrey Stahl, M.D. ’84, and his wife, Dina Stahl, during the “On Becoming a Physician” ceremony in Robbins Auditorium. They celebrated afterward at a reception with family and friends in Einstein’s outdoor courtyard.

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