As July winds to a close, the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) academic year is just ramping up with a third class of students who just began their respective medical educational journeys. The school rolled out the red carpet for the newest incoming class of students who hail from all across the country. On July 21- 22, 2022, students and their families flocked to KPSOM to take part in guided tours of the Pasadena medical education building and students attended the Welcome Event on July 24, 2022. The Welcome Event kicked off with a warm greeting from Laura Hamilton, KPSOM Director of Student Affairs, and was the ideal setting for students to meet one another, build relationships with classmates, and celebrate the start of medical school. The special event provided new students time to meet and enjoy lunch with members of the KPSOM Leadership team, hear welcome remarks from KPSOM Founding Dean and CEO Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, participate in Learning Communities activities and gear up for the White Coat Ceremony on September 9, 2022.
“This is always an exciting time of the year. I am thrilled to welcome our third class of students to the school,” said Dean Schuster. “They are another talented, committed, and diverse class, and I can’t wait to see them start on this phase of their journey to becoming a physician.”