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Trivia Tuesday

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Johns Hopkins Medicine actively supports a healthy workforce. As part of the Strategic Plan’s people priority, participating members of Johns Hopkins Medicine have implemented the Rethink Your Drink Healthy Beverage Initiative to increase the offerings of healthy beverages, with the goal of making it easier for employees and visitors to make healthier choices.

You can help us out by sharing your favorite healthy beverages. Do you prefer a sugarless fruit or vegetable drink? Do you reach for a green tea or just an ice cold glass of water? Let us know your drinks of choice in today's Question of the Week.

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The Johns Hopkins University recently welcomed the class of 2018. As they embark on the next chapter in their education, take a look at some facts and figures on this year’s incoming class:

Number of students in first-year class: 120 - 118 new plus 2 returning students

Of this year’s new students:

69 are female and 49 are male

109 are regular MD students and 9 are combined MD-PhD students

20 are underrepresented in medicine (17% of entering class)

Average age: 23

Age range: 20-35

Percent with advanced degrees:  9%

Number of students applied:

AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) applications – 6,429

Average MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test): 35.3

  • Verbal reasoning – 10.9
  • Physical science – 12.1
  • Biological science – 12.3
  • Overall average – 11.7

Average GPA:  3.87

Number of non-U.S./non-PR students:  3 (the Bahamas, Brazil, Iran)

Number of States represented in this year’s class:  31

Number of undergraduate schools represented in this year’s class:  65

 

17% of this year’s class had a major other than science;

10% received an advanced degree (includes 4 with Ph.D.’s)

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Where was the first case of Ebola on record documented? In what year was the first recorded Ebola outbreak? Learn more from the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) in this week’s Hopkins Happenings’ Trivia Tuesday.

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