VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has welcomed 58 new, first-year students to its program. The school of medicine’s class of 2018 features 48 students who were residents of South Dakota at the time of their application.
Among the first-year students and their hometowns are:
Bonesteel - TiAnna Vogt; Brandon - Elizabeth Hedman; Britton - Carmen Allock; Brookings - Courtney Heyduk, Sarvesh Kaushik, David Woodard; Castlewood - Allison McEldowney; Dakota Dunes - Tanner Ferguson, Chandler Hunt; Emery - Natalie Mushitz; Harrisburg - Emma Bye, Kellen Mastick; Hot Springs - Kade Klippenstein; Huron - Kevin Hofer; Madison - Anthony Fiegen; Miller - Garett Steers; Mitchell - Leah Rasmussen, Ashley Schmidt; Onida - Ami Garrigan; Pierre - Stephen Bollinger; Rapid City - Benjamin Arbeiter, Elizabeth Westhoff, Nathan Jacobson, Kathryn Kroeger, Julia Nichols, Dane Schroeder, Sharleen Yuan; Selby - Renita Goetz; Sioux Falls - Jennifer Assam, Emma Bacharach, Raeann Bourscheid, Brady Coburn, Sara Free, Amanda Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Kelly Landeen, Kelly McKnight, Susan Metzger, Andrea Petersen, Laura Rasmussen, Kelsey Thies, Nathan Truex, Nicole West, Bethany Zeigler; Tyndall - Marcus Tjeerdsma; Watertown - Max Fuller, Teresa Mallett; Willow Lake - Jennifer Keating; Yankton - Spencer Ferrell, Caitlin Hof
Ketchikan - Adam Fitzgerald
San Francisco - Emma Storm
Rock Rapids - Allie Ladd
New Orleans - Eric Fausch
Hawley - Joran Clute; Minneapolis - Michael Fields
Omaha - Christopher Lucido
New Suffolk - David Christianson
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine was established in 1907, and it is the only medical school in South Dakota. Throughout its long history, the medical school has distinguished itself as a regional and national leader in medical education, rural medicine, research, and innovation.
The institution occupies advanced facilities in Vermillion, S.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D. Class size for incoming first-year medical students will increase to 67 students starting in 2015.