The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton's Class of 2013 has a Florida feel to it.
|Christopher Ganey of Bradenton and Summer Moon of St. Petersburg are among the students from the Class of 2013 who hail from Florida.|
More than half (51 percent) of the incoming students are from Florida. This is the first time in LECOM Bradenton's six-year history that the majority of the class consists of in-state residents.
“It is important that we recruit the best the brightest from Florida," said LECOM Bradenton Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Robert George, DO. "The goal is to train them and keep them in-state for their post-graduate medical training."
For Summer Moon, the idea of becoming a physician started at an early age. "When I was 3, I wrote on a piece of paper that I wanted to be a doctor," said Moon, who hails from St. Petersburg, Fla. "I still have that piece of paper hanging on my wall."
LECOM Bradenton's Class of 2013 has 162 students from 26 states, who began their medical school journey on July 27.
Second-year osteopathic students report to campus on Aug. 3.