HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - On Tuesday, William Carey University students were back in class for the second day following a holiday break as crews worked to finish the final construction phase of the school's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
According to the university's President, Tommy King, work on that phase should be completed by the end of the month. One hundred ten students are currently studying at Carey's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
They make up the very first class at the medical school. Although, officials said applications are being reviewed for the incoming fall class.
President King said, "The first year of the medical school is about half over. We have over 14-hundred applications for next years class. So we'll select 100 students out of those 14-hundred, which gives us quite a pool to select from."
University wide, Carey is experiencing record winter enrollment of nearly 35-hundred students.