Charlotte Program

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Carolinas HealthCare System is a great place to learn! 

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive systems that provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. CHS provides the Charlotte region with the only Level I Trauma Center and the only dedicated pediatric trauma center.  

Curriculum integrates foundational learning with experiences in the emergency department, a sequence of simulation  sessions, and a course of ultrasound instruction. A didactic “Thread” schedule weaves throughout the year with lecture material and active learning sessions on topics ranging from common findings to unusual situations, each session a building block in complexity and acuity. “Patients First Always” is  emphasized as medical students move from textbooks to the care of patients, families and populations.


CHS offers medical students:

  • High volume and wide variety of undifferentiated patients
  • Innovative curriculum: combination of traditional block and Longitudinal
  • One-on-one attention with attending and resident physicians
  • State-of-the-art hospital facilities including new ICUs, maternity suites, and simulation center.
  • Levine Children’s Hospital named a “Best Children’s Hospitial” by  U.S. News and World Report.
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Diverse learning experience
  • Free hot lunches Monday through Friday
  • Free parking
  • Student programs written into the EMR
  • High patient-to-learner ratio

Charlotte is a great place to live 

Charlotte attractions are incredibly diverse, so you’re sure to find something interesting to do.

  • Art Museums
  • Carowinds
  • Parks, greenways, and gardens
  • NFL Carolina Panthers
  • NBA Charlotte Hornets
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

 Click here for more information about the history of the Charlotte Program.