Curriculum & Faculty

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Beginning in March 2016, the UNC School of Medicine will open the Wilmington Campus where a cohort of 12 students will spend the Application Phase completing core clerkships.  In addition to completing core clerkships, students have the opportunity to complete a Physicians Leadership Certificate Program delivered through the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  Students are also given the flexibility and support to complete a quality improvement project in an array of specialties, including surgery, internal medicine, and obstetrics.  The Wilmington Program follows the same curricular structure as the Central Program, which is comprised of four courses that integrate medical specialties. 

2016-17 Application Phase Calendar for Wilmington Campus

Community Based Longitudinal Care Course (CBLC)

CBLC offers a 16-week longitudinal experience in adult and pediatric ambulatory clinics.  Students will work with dedicated preceptors to learn about comprehensive care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, refine clinical skills, and develop an approach to health promotion. Students also have flexible time for selected experiences in specialty settings, emergency departments, and other community resources.

Includes:

  • Supervised clinical care
  • Weekly small group sessions
  • Online modules, touching on thread topics (basic science, population health, professionalism and ethics)
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement online course for quality improvement
  • Reflective writing
  • Hospice and end-of-life curriculum
  • Assessments of children in local dayares
  • Evaluation of the elderly in a continuing care facility
  • Menu of choices for subspecialty experiences

Student and Faculty Access to Learning Management System

Care of Specific Populations Course (CSP)

CSP is comprised of two, 8-week blocks: Patients with Neurological and Psychiatric Illnesses Block and Care of Women and Children Block.  In this course, students will learn about the approach to patients who require neurologic, psychiatric, pediatric or obstetrical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The course will focus on continuity of care, as well as integration and cooperation of care across these disciplines.

Includes:

  • Supervised clinical care with integration into hospital care teams and preceptorships in the outpatient setting
  • Regular small group sessions
  • Longitudinal observed clinical skill building: interviewing, focused physical exam, clinical reasoning, and communication
  • Online modules, touching on thread topics (basic science, population health, professionalism and ethics)
  • Surgical skills development

Student and Faculty Access to Learning Management System

Hospital, Interventional, and Surgical Care Course (HISC)

HISC is comprised of two, 8-week blocks: Care of Hospitalized Adults Block and Surgery and Gynecology Block.  This course exposes students to the evaluation and management of adult patients in inpatient settings. The course will focus on comprehensive care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, needing both acute and long-term management.  It provides opportunities for students to collaborate with a host of healthcare professionals, including consultants, radiologists, and pathologists.

Includes:

  • Supervised clinical care with integration into hospital care teams
  • Regular small group sessions
  • Online modules, touching on thread topics (basic science, population health, professionalism and ethics)
  • Surgical skills development

Student and Faculty Access to Learning Management System

Intensive Integration Course (II)

This course consists of monthly day-long sessions, where all students convene in Chapel Hill for small group sessions and large group presentations. The II course is designed to further develop clinically-relevant skills in basic sciences, humanities, social and behavioral science, and population health.  Students also learn effective strategies to care for patients with contextual challenges, such as poverty, under-insurance, low literacy, low English proficiency, and limited social support.

Student and Faculty Access to Learning Management System