Convocation and White Coat Ceremony

Congratulations

As an accepted member of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Class of 2018, you can be extremely proud of your many accomplishments. You've worked very hard to reach this point, and your intelligence, dedication, compassion and other unique personal qualities have led to your recognition as one of the most promising students to enter medical school in 2014.

That's why we're so pleased to welcome you to Wright State. We look forward to providing you with the finest medical education possible and helping you fulfill your potential to become one of tomorrow's finest physicians.

We're here to help

As you prepare for this exciting new stage in your professional training, you can count on us for support and assistance every step of the way. We want to make your transition to medical school as positive as possible and prepare you for success right from the start.

A note on financial aid

Financial aid awards (loans) are generated in mid-April, and a message will be sent to your WSU email account when they are available. Scholarship awards also are determined in April, and notification will be sent out shortly after that. There is no need for first year students to apply for scholarships. You will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.

Online resources for incoming students

Class of 2014If you've browsed the medical school or university web site or visited the Class of 2018 Facebook page, you probably have a sense of the vast amount of information available online. Here, in the Class of 2018 Web Site, we've collected and organized some of the most useful and pertinent material for you in one convenient place.

In addition to the information available through our Admissions Web Site, you can use the links on this page for quick access to useful resources. The links to the right cover critical deadlines and requirements, as well as providing information to help you prepare to begin medical school in August.

Student Handbook

Each year, the Boonshoft School of Medicine publishes a lengthy Student Policy Guide, which is our official guide to rules, requirements and other important student policies. The guide for 2014-15 is currently being updated and revised. When it is ready, you will find a link to it here. References to the Student Policy Guide in other parts of this website refer to earlier versions of the guide.

Staying in touch

We will occasionally contact you to provide more information on key topics, or to offer an advance look at what you can expect as a first-year medical student. We hope glimpses of life on campus, in our affiliated hospitals, and around the Dayton region will help you imagine yourself here and look forward to the next four years. Official communication concerning your status as an accepted student at Boonshoft School of Medicine will be sent to the Wright State University e-mail address you were given when you accepted our offer of admission. Please be sure to check your Wright State e-mail account regularly for these communications.

Please don't wait on us to contact you, though. If you ever have questions, need assistance, or simply want to reach out to some of the people who may become like a second family to you for the next several years, don't hesitate to contact us. We want to help, and you're the reason we're all here.

Again, congratulations, and we'll be in touch!

Gary L. LeRoy, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

When Molly Hall, M.D., chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs at Premier Health Partners, spoke during a Feb. 24, 2010, news conference at Miami Valley Hospital to announce the formation of the WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute, she said her daughter stopped trying to gain admission to medical schools in the Ivy League after being accepted by the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine because of WSU's culture of cooperation and lack of arbitrary competitiveness.

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