|One hundred percent of med school applicants
from Class of 2004 accepted
RELEASED: June 10, 2004
DANVILLE, KYOne-hundred percent of the students from Centre's 2004 graduating class who applied to medical school have been accepted.
Eleven students applied to medical school this year. One will attend the Virginia Tech osteopathic medical school, one the University of Kentucky medical school and the other nine will attend the University of Louisville.
This year's applicants boasted an average GPA of 3.57 and an average MCAT score of 28.5.
Zach Hoy, a chemistry major from Paducah, Ky., says that the one-on-one relationship he had with his Centre professors was instrumental during his application process.
"Dr. [Joe] Workman worked countless hours preparing us for the MCAT and helping each of us with our application, personal statement and interview skills," Hoy says. "He's had much success getting students into medical school because of his personal relationship with students and careful attention to detail."
Hoy also spoke of how the critical analysis, writing and interview skills he learned at Centre prepared him for the medical school application process. Joshua Judge, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Richmond, Ky., agreed.
"The practice interviews conducted by [Centre's] pre-medical committee were integral in preparing me for interviews by schools," he says. "My first practice interview was less than stellar, and Dr. Workman was very willing to hold more practice interviews until I felt totally comfortable."
Centre also meets more than just academic needs as eight of the 11 students studied abroad during their four years at Centre.
"During the interview process, I just tried to be myself," says Chris Henley, a biology major from Lexington, Ky. "The greatest skill Centre taught me was a clearer vision of who I am and what my goals are."
Graduates from the Class of 2004 attending medical school this fall are: Hoy, Judge, Henley, Brittany Andriot of Underwood, Ind., Brock Barnes of Paris, Ky., Hunter Davis of Madisonville, Ky., Holly Hensley of Morganton, Ky., Mark Puckett of Louisville, Derek Riley of Grand Rivers, Ky., Dave Hewitt of Lexington, Ky., and David Smotherman of Bardstown, Ky.
In addition to the 2004 graduates, five Centre alumni will also attend medical school this fall. Three of those individuals will also attend the University of Louisville, which means that approximately10 percent of those entering UofL's medical school class in the fall will be Centre graduates. Of the two remaining alumni, one will attend LSU-Shreveport and the other the University of Kentucky.
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