College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2025 Begins Their Medical School Journeys

For the first time since 2019, Touro University Nevada welcomed its newest cohort of medical students to campus for orientation as the future physicians began their medical school journeys.

“We are delighted to welcome the DO Class of 2025 to Touro University Nevada,” said Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Today’s medical students are poised to become leaders in their chosen fields and will make a positive change in our society.”

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the DO Class of 2024 to have their orientation virtually. One month before the DO Class of 2025 was welcomed to campus, new students from the College of Health and Human Services and the Master’s of Science in Medical Health Sciences Program (MHS) came to campus for the first in-person orientation in two years.

Evan Dunn, a first-year medical student who graduated from Touro’s MHS Program in May, said his MHS student experience will help him succeed in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“My experiences within the MHS program have not only expanded my medical science knowledge but prepared me for the rigorous medical school curriculum,” he said. “It allowed me to develop professional and personal relationships with classmates and faculty that will be incredibly important as I move through the next phase of my education and beyond.”

The Class of 2025 came from all over the country to attend medical school at Touro University Nevada.  Students represent 23 states, from Washington in the Northwest; Massachusetts and New York in the Northeast; Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida in the South; Ohio and Wisconsin in the Midwest; Hawaii, South Dakota, and everywhere in between.

“With as varied a skill set that our new students bring, we all can look forward to inspirational teamwork and individual accomplishments,” Dr. Gilliar said. “As educators, our mission is to motivate and inspire. Together, I know we will bring about impactful changes in medicine and beyond. This is truly exciting.”