Seven Newman University seniors will be heading to Kansas City, Kan., next fall to attend the University of Kansas Medical School. The students, who are among only 175 students who will be entering the school, are the latest examples of a long-standing tradition of excellence for the Newman pre-medical program.
Five of the students were accepted for early admission to the medical school last fall. The students, who represent 100 percent of the Newman seniors who applied for early admission, are Amanda Engels, Isaac Johnston, Phong Le, Kyle Miller and Barbara Nguyen.
Another student, Joseph Baalmann, had been accepted previously under the medical school’s Scholars in Primary Care program. This program selects only about six sophomore students in Kansas each year and assures them entry to the school if they maintain a 3.50 GPA or higher in a pre-medical science curriculum during the remainder of their courses, and achieve a satisfactory score on the MCAT examination. Selected students must also demonstrate intention to practice medicine in Kansas.
The seventh student, Jeff Cotter, was recently notified that he had been accepted.
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 students have also been very successful in being accepted into the Scholars in Primary Care program. Eight Newman University grads have been selected to participate in this highly competitive program, more than any other institution of higher learning in Kansas except the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.