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The UNC School of Medicine serves North Carolinians in all 100 counties of the state, reaching rural communities and underserved populations. And that task is only getting bigger as our population continues to grow. That is why we are taking steps to address this challenge, including expanding our School of Medicine to Wilmington, North Carolina.

Nearly 1 million North Carolinians live in areas that do not have adequate access to primary care physicians and services. It’s no secret that our state needs more doctors, and the UNC School of Medicine takes this very seriously.

Beginning in March 2016, the School of Medicine will open a campus at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Wilmington. Up to 24 third- and fourth-year medical students will complete one-year core clerkships in an environment where today’s brightest minds can expand what’s possible in medicine.

Additionally, students in this program will 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.

We look forward to continuing to expand the reach of the next generation of physicians across our state.

More information on the program can be found here.