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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences has its first class of students

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Terrace Heights, WA -  The new medical school in Terrace Heights has filled out its first ever class.     

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences admitted the last student in its first class yesterday.     

Seventy-five students will begin attending the osteopathic medical school on August 4th.

University President Dr. Stan Flemming says despite a late start, applications poured in.

"Once the university received its accreditation last August, within hours of that notification going out, we received 400 applications right off the top," says Dr. Flemming.

The school received more than 1,900 applications overall.     

Andrew Peters of Homer, Alaska was one of the 75 to get in and he stopped in Yakima this afternoon to check out all the progress on contruction for the medical school's building.    

"In talking to other students online, everyone seems really excited about coming to Yakima," says Andrew Peters, "We really like the atmosphere.   The people are really supportive."     

The admissions office says 70% of the first class is from the Pacific Northwest, 55% are women and eight students are from Eastern Washington.

 

 

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