After years of planning and preparation, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) opened the doors to welcome the charter class on Aug. 2.
The 42 aspiring physicians arrived on campus and were greeted by VTC Founding Dean Cynda Ann Johnson and Virginia Tech Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee, along with the entire faculty and staff of the school.
After the greeting, the charter class gathered on the front steps of the VTC building for an official class photo. As part of the orientation kick-off, students were divided into six groups of seven members each. With the help of a facilitator, these groups will work and study together each week, working on real-life scenarios, called patient-centered-learning cases.