• Tyler Girdler of Gig Harbor was among 138 medical students who were accepted to the Class of 2017 at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima.
Students attended orientation last week and took a Hippocratic Oath and tried on their white doctors’ coats for the first time.
• Steven McKnight of Gig Harbor is among 68 first-year medical students in the Class of 2017 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The students, 37 men and 31 women, range in age from 20 to 32.
• Sara Gruner, a 2008 Gig Harbor High School graduate, has received two degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Gruner earned degrees in medical anthropology and biology on June 15. She will start medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia in the Class of 2017.
• Karly Fischer of Gig Harbor was one of about 160 students who have been selected to matriculate at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine out of an applicant pool of more than 4,300 candidates.
Rocky Vista University is in Parker, Colo.