1. How can I get more information about the UNC School of Medicine?
The UNC School of Medicine homepage provides a comprehensive overview of the outstanding educational, clinical, service, and scholarly activities available to students. After you have reviewed our web site, and find that you have specific questions about the admissions process, please contact us at: (919) 962-8331.
3. Other than the UNC Hospital, does the UNC School of Medicine use any other hospitals for rotations?
At UNC, we deliver about 50 percent of clinical education in our highly regarded Area Health Education Center (AHEC) sites all over the state. We send students to clerkships at Moses Cone Hospital (Greensboro), Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte), New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington), Nash General Hospital (Rocky Mount), Mission Memorial Hospital (Asheville) and Wake Medical Center (Raleigh), among others. Apartment-style or dormitory-style housing is provided.
4. Whom do I contact to schedule a tour of the school of medicine? On what days are tours given? Do students give the tours?
During the interviewing season, as part of the interview day, the current medical students give the applicants a tour of the medical school. Otherwise, we invite you to tour our campus and you are welcome to visit us in the Admissions Office at 1001 Bondurant Hall. So that we can better serve you, and have to have a medical student available to give you a tour, we would appreciate your calling us ahead of time at (919) 962-8331 to schedule your personal tour.
5. How do you determine if your county is either medically underrepresented or rural?
The Shortage Designation Branch in the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Center for Health Workforce Analysis develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide whether or not a geographic area or population group is a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area or Population.
6. Do you have an MD/PhD program?
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Graduate School, offers an MD/PhD program to exceptional students who seek to combine clinical medicine with a career in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. For more information or an application, click on MD/PhD program. Applications and letters of recommendation are due by November 1st of each year. All applicants are reviewed at one time and interviews will be held generally around the end of January and the first week of February. For more information contact Alison Regan at 919-843-6507.
7. Do you have an MD/MPH Program?
Master of Public Health degrees are offered through several departments and programs in the School of Public Health. Each year, 10-15 students earn M.P.H. degrees in Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Health Care and Prevention, or Maternal and Child Health. Typically, students who pursue a public-health degree take a leave of absence from their medical studies for 1-2 years.
8. Do you have an MD/MBA Program or a six-year AB/MD Program?
No we do not have a AB/MD program but an MD/MBA program is in the process of being developed.
9. Do you have an MD/JD Degree program?
No, however, students in the past have earned both degrees independently.
10. Do you have a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program?
The School of Medicine does not offer premedical courses, but courses can be taken on the academic campus through the Division of Continuing Studies. To receive printed information, send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-862-5669, or 919-962-1134.
11. Do you consider reapplications?
Yes, we do, but applications are limited to an initial application and three reapplications for a total of four. Click here for Tips for Reapplicants.
12. What is your transfer policy?
Our Medical Student Transfer Policy stipulates that requests will only be considered for transfer into the first clinical year
(third year of medical school). Those to be CONSIDERED for transfer must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Must be married to, or be the domestic partner of:
a. A medical or graduate student IN the UNC School of Medicine, or
b. A member of the UNC housestaff employed by UNC Hospitals, or
c. A UNC faculty member IN the UNC School of Medicine
2. Must be transferring from an LCME accredited school
3. Must have the written approval of the Dean of the transferring institution
4. Must be on track to successfully complete all preclinical course work and have registered for Step 1 of the USMLE licensing exam
5. Must have premedical and medical school credentials comparable to those of students in the class they will join.
Click on this link to access the Medical Student Transfer Policy in its entirety.