University of North Carolina School of Medicine Reviews

University of North Carolina Secondary Application


The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is a 4-year MD program that opened in 1879, although there is evidence that instruction started before the civil war. UNC School of Medicine offers multiple educational opportunities and programs for students to explore their interests. These include primary care programs, dual degrees, scholarly concentrations, programs for diverse students, research, foreign language education, international opportunities, technology in medical education (TiME), and a rural program. The TEC Curriculum has three separate phases. It is student-centered and patient-centered, with the ability to respond to the changing healthcare environment. The application phase of the curriculum can be completed at the Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Chapel Hill campuses. UNC has a Cicerone Mentor Program to provide peer mentorship across the classes.


Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health Care System through close collaboration and a commitment to service.

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We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative and integrated curricula and team oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration amongst disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research. 

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - MD/PHD

    - MD/MPH

    - MD/MBA


To be the nation’s leading public school of medicine.


Campus: Chapel Hill

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  • - Annual High Temp: 70.5°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 47.8°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 47.37 inch

    - Av. Annual Snowfall: 4 inch

*US average index is 100

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