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A new generation of physicians

After six years in the making, 2,195 applications, and 593 candidate interviews, Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine enrolled its inaugural class of 75 aspiring student doctors.

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By Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University’s contributions to the well-being and quality of life in Texas began over 140 years ago when the university was established to train teachers in order to help raise the state’s educational standard. Today, SHSU is responding to another critical need created by a shortage in primary care physicians. In August 2020, Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of student-doctors. This new generation of physicians will help improve healthcare access to millions of Texans living in rural and underserved communities.

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Meet the SHSU-COM Class of 2024

Jamila Raja, Houston — The road less traveled

Meridith Buzbee, Tyler — All in the family

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Amir Rasheed, Katy — Selfless service

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Preeyalak “JuJu” Jiamjid, Bangkok, Thailand — Adapt and overcome

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