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PURCH Track Class Profiles

Class of 2021—Our Inaugural Class

The first UMass medical students in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health Track.

PURCH Class of 2021

Class of 2021 Demographics

PURCH Student Kevin White
"I was born at Baystate."PURCH student Kevin White plans to stay local.

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Undergraduate Information

  • Average GPA = 3.6
  • MCAT score average = 85.4 percentile
  • First generation to attend college = 4
  • Under-represented in medicine = 2
  • Economically disadvantaged = 3
  • Attended colleges from Boston to Arizona, and from Michigan to Tennessee:
    Amherst College
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Cornell University
    East Tennessee State University
    George Washington University
    Grand Valley State University
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Middlebury College

    North Park University
    Northeastern University
    Temple University
    Tufts University
    University of Arizona
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    University of Notre Dame
    Wellesley College

Class of 2022

PURCH Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Demographics

  • Massachusetts residents = 14 (3 from western Mass) | Out-of-state residents = 13
  • Female = 22 | Male = 5

Undergraduate Information

  • Average GPA = 3.7
  • MCAT score average = 87.2 percentile
  • First generation to attend college = 2
  • Under-represented in medicine = 1
  • Economically disadvantaged = 2
  • Attended colleges from Vermont to California, and from Wisconsin to Georgia:
    Arizona State University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Brigham Young University
    College of the Holy Cross
    Colorado College
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Emmanuel College
    Emory University
    Hamilton College
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University

    Marquette University
    Northeastern University
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    The University of Scranton
    University of California - Los Angeles
    University of Kansas - Main Campus
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Vermont
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Williams College

Class of 2023

PURCH Class of 2023 at their Whitecoat Ceremony

Class of 2023 Demographics

  • Massachusetts residents = 15 (3 from western Mass) | Out-of-state residents = 13
  • Female = 21 | Male = 7

Undergraduate Information

  • Average GPA = 3.7 (range 3.2 - 4.0)
  • MCAT score average = 85.8 percentile
  • Under-represented in medicine = 1
  • Economically disadvantaged = 2
  • Attended colleges from Washington to Washington, DC, and from Minnesota to Tennessee
    Assumption College
    Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Biola University
    Boston College
    Brandeis University
    Carleton College
    Georgetown University
    Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
    Harvard University
    Indiana Wesleyan University
    Kent State University-Main Campus
    Mount Holyoke College
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    St. Lawrence University
    Tufts University
    University of California-Berkeley
    University of California-Los Angeles
    University of Chicago
    University of Washington
    Vanderbilt University