“Each day I walk into the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and I am in awe of the quality of the facilities we have — including our new research lab,” he said.
The medical school has undergone rapid growth — from 60 students to 360 who are increasingly diverse.
“Diversity empowers us to become a better medical school,” he said. “People from different backgrounds bring diversity of experience, diversity of perspective and diversity of ideas — which, collectively, can only make us better.”
Today, industry-leading physicians — who Koeppen lauds as “unmatched in quality and dedication to medical school education” — serve on the School of Medicine’s faculty, helping their students achieve back-to-back 100 percent match rates with some of the country’s most competitive residency programs.