Admissions Process

 Should you apply?

  • Students suited  for this program should:
    • Demonstrate flexibility, self-reliance, and internal motivation
    • Possess a strong academic record
    • Have life experiences in self-directed learning and/or work
  • Also taken into consideration (but not required):
    • Connections to western North Carolina
    • Expressed interest in primary care, surgery, psychiatry, and/or rural practice goals
  • Required application materials:
    • More details to follow


Important Dates





November 20,2015

12:00PM- 2:00 PM

Presentations to MS1s,  followed by Q&A with faculty, staff, and students


January 10, 2016

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Welcome dinner/drinks with faculty and current students  

Barley's Taproom

January 11, 2016

8:00 AM- 2:00 PM


Open House


UNC SOM Asheville Campus

For questions, please contact one of us:

Robyn Latessa, MD -Director & Assistant Dean -

Sandra Whitlock, MD-Assistant Director –  

Gaye Colvin, MLIS -Director of Student Affairs -

Jessica Poston -Director of Curriculum

Terri Ippolito-Program & Fiscal Coordinator -