This summer, the UNC Medical Education Development (MED) program celebrates its 40th anniversary. The Medical Education Development Program is a joint venture between the UNC Schools of Medicine and Dentistry that provides an intensive educational opportunity for 82 students from underrepresented populations to gain insight into medical, dental and allied health professions. The rigorous nine week curriculum includes over 200 class and lab hours in courses like Gross Anatomy, Histology and MCAT exposure and includes professional seminars and patient simulation experiences.
Since 1974, 2,960 students have attended the MED summer program. 88% of those students applied to medical school, dental school, or advanced degree programs. 90% gained admission, with 80% matriculating into medical or dental school, and the remainder entering other health profession schools. To date, nearly 600 of the MED participants have also received a medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine. The Medical Education Development program is managed by Dr. Cedric Bright’90, Assistant Dean of Special Programs and Admissions and Associate Professor UNC School of Medicine.
The new class of MED participants arrived on campus on Monday, May 26th. To support the MED40 campaign, or to learn more about the MED program, please contact Joscelyne Brazile at (919) 966.3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.