“Carle Illinois students, while tasked with applying their engineering-focused medical education to develop innovative solutions in healthcare, also focus on cultivating their patient care skills,” said Dr. Blair Rowitz, associate dean for clinical affairs. “These 32 students will jump into early clinical experiences starting in their second week and will develop into compassionate physicians able to leverage and improve technology with the patient at the heart of their endeavors.”

Carle Illinois’ unique, engineering-infused medical curriculum lends itself to challenging and competitive admissions requirements, such as high-level mathematics, computer science or other quantitative courses. As part of their admissions process, students must also demonstrate how they exemplify the college’s core values: creativity, curiosity, compassion, and competency.

“I am really excited about Carle Illinois,” said new student Anton Christensen, also an Illinois alumnus. “I’m excited about the curriculum and getting into clinic early on.”

The class of 2023 is the college’s second class since receiving its preliminary accreditation in 2017. The class of 2023 began classes on July 1, 2019.