Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Congratulations Andy Dang! (He's gonna be a doctor!)

It came today!
Andrew Dang received his letter of acceptance to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine. Andy's going to be a doctor! He can enter the class of 2016 next fall if he so chooses.
The letter arrived today and was greeted with excitement and great relief after a stressful round of interviews and waiting and uncertainty.
Congratulations to a hard-working, bright young man who will be a wonderful physician some day soon.
Future Doctor
Our favorite photo.

Here's the letter that triggered all the excitement.
His father called Stan from California this afternoon after getting the news. Andy's grandma has been saying a prayer every day.

Dear Andrew Dang:

Congratulations!  It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been accepted into Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM).  This marks an exciting time as you embark on your journey to become a physician. 

KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in osteopathic medical education, and we will prepare you to become a highly competent, caring and compassionate physician. Our clinical presentation based curriculum places the patient at the center of the learning process and emphasizes the integration of basic and clinical sciences.  Encompassing our educational program is the focus we place on values - those that embody the core nature of care for human life. Our students learn to lead with integrity in the service of humanity while providing holistic and compassionate care.

In the next few days, you will receive additional information from the Office of Admissions regarding steps you will need to take to secure your seat in the entering Class of 2016. Additionally, we want to inform you that the annual White Coating Ceremony for all first year medical students and your families will tentatively be held on July 30, 2016 which is the last day of orientation.  This is a momentous occasion and will be the ceremony when you will receive your first white coat - the symbol of what it means to be a physician.  You will learn more about this at the special event. 

Once again, congratulations on your acceptance, and I am delighted to welcome you into our KCU-COM family!

Sincerely,

Bruce Dubin, D.O., J.D., FCLN, FACOI
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Andrew will continue to interview at a number of other institutions. . . but he's got one in the bag now!

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