The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has graduated just three classes yet has become so respected that a record number of hopefuls--4600-- applied for just 42 student openings to start this year.
Dr. Aubrey Knight is associate dean for student affairs,
"We are one of the smallest schools in the country. We're small by design based on our curriculum and what we call our distinctives. There continues to be a greater interest in applicants applying to our school."