Application Process

Individuals who have been accepted as first-year students to the UNC School of Medicine, who are intermediate to advanced speakers of Spanish, or who are native speakers, are invited to apply to CAMPOS.

To apply, you must:

  1. Complete and return an application (2014-2015 Application-- Application now CLOSED)  by July 11, 2014. After submitting your application, please email Katie_smith@med.unc.edu to confirm it was received. Within a few days, you will be sent a separate email about how to complete Step 2.
  2. Take a telephone fluency assessment by July 16, 2014. This will be a long distance phone call for which you will not be reimbursed. The interview only takes 10-15 minutes. We highly recommend that you use a land line! More details about the assessment will be emailed to you.

Selection

A selection committee will meet the end of July to review the materials and select the new class of CAMPOS students. Applicants will be notified by email about their status prior to arrival to medical school. About 23 students are accepted each year.

The Telephone Fluency Assessment

The assessment is conducted by ALTA Language Services. The purpose of the assessment is to learn how well you speak Spanish and how well you understand the language. You will have a conversation with a native speaker, so, of course, there are no right or wrong answers! The conversation can last up to 15 minutes. You are not expected to understand any medicine, but you might be expected to know a variety of verb tenses!

At any time, please feel free to contact the CAMPOS coordinator:

Katie Smith
Educational Consultant
CAMPOS Coordinator
phone: 919 843-9380
email: katie_smith@med.unc.edu