HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Over one hundred new medical students at William Carey University began their week of orientation on Monday.
One hundred ten students from all over the country, particularly the south, introduced themselves on Monday and became better acquainted with fellow students and members of the faculty.
The brand new College of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey features high tech equipment, medical tools and models of the human body. Students said they are excited to begin their medical training and eventually use their skills to help communities in need of their expertise. Janette Gomez is a medical student from South Florida.
Gomez said, "Although I'm from a big city. I really like the small town atmosphere. I've been to towns in the south since I was little. And that is where I want to end up. In rural communities there is such a need for physicians and I just want to practice somewhere I'm needed."
Medical students begin classes on August 23rd. They will graduate from William Carey in 2014, and then they will start their at least three years of residency.