Four Newman students, professor gain early acceptance to medical school

Oct 16, 2014

All four Newman University pre-med students who applied for early admission to medical school this semester were recently notified that they had been accepted.

The students, Andrew Hild of Bel Aire, and Nicole Howard, Brandon Layton and Michael Oakes of Wichita, will begin their studies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in fall 2015 as early admit students.

Casey McNeil, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Newman, was also accepted for early admission by the KU School of Medicine.

The early admit students reflect the long-standing tradition of excellence for the Newman pre-medical program. Over the past 10 years, more than 96 percent of Newman students who successfully completed the university’s pre-med program and received a positive recommendation from Newman’s Pre-medical Committee have been accepted into medical schools.

Newman Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies David Shubert, Ph.D. said the four early admit students are not the only Newman students who will enter medical school next fall.

“We also expect a large number of students to be accepted by the regular process – perhaps as many as eight or 10,” Shubert said.

This article has been revised to reflect the following corrections:
Corrections: Oct. 21, 2014
Andrew Hild was not included in the initial list of students accepted into medical school. Jeff Wherritt has been removed from the list of students accepted into medical school.