The Charlotte Campus

For over 40 years, Carolinas Healthcare System has played an active role in providing clinical education for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill medical students. In a pioneering move, UNC partnered with CHS as a satellite campus, formally naming it UNC School of Medicine-Charlotte Campus in 2010.

Led by Dr. James McDeavitt, Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Mary Hall, Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Patricia S. White, Physician Director, students at UNC SOM-Charlotte Campus learn from a dedicated team of physician-educators in the dynamic environment of a leading urban medical center.   Third year students spend their year in six specialty areas at CHS, in either a Traditional Block or Longitudinal Integrated curriculum.  With advice and guidance of both Charlotte mentors and Chapel Hill advisors, students plan a fourth year of medical school that may include some of the over 100 courses offered in Charlotte or the many rotations offered across North Carolina.

UNC School of Medicine-Charlotte Campus offers:

  • High patient to learner ratio-more learner experiences
  • One-on-one attention with attending and resident physicians
  • Diverse patient population
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Levine Cancer Institute
  • Levine Children’s Hospital
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Innovative curricula
  • Dually-accredited Simulation Center
  • Diverse learning experiences

How do I apply for the Charlotte program?

  • September 15, 2013 - written application due.
  • September 23rd – invitations sent to selected applicants.
  • Tuesday, October 8th - tour and interview at Charlotte Campus.


What are my obligations if accepted for the Charlotte program?

  • The student commits to participating for both the 3rd and 4th year in Charlotte.
  • 4th year audition rotations, A.I. and electives can be completed off-site and in Chapel Hill.