The White Coat ceremony made it official: On August 16, 2011, the 165 students in the Class of 2015 slipped on the short coat, a beacon of their professional pursuit. This newest group of HMS students includes graduates of 66 colleges and universities who hail from 33 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and seven other countries—Canada, China, France, Ghana, India, Korea, and Togo. The students range in age from 20 to 30, with 62 percent having majored in biology, chemistry, math, or engineering as undergraduates. Men make up 53 percent of the class; 34 percent is Asian or Asian American, and 19 percent is African American, Cuban, Hispanic, Mexican American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Puerto Rican. Although 42 percent entered directly from undergraduate programs, 26 percent graduated one year previous, and 32 percent graduated two or more years earlier.