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The Office of Scholastic Enrichment and Equity (OSEE) provides underrepresented students with direct academic, social, and professional support and development.

We believe this to be true:

Differences do not equal deficiencies, they equal opportunities to learn.

OSEE seeks to prepare future leaders in their overall development. Through exposure we hope to develop and enhance their cultural knowledge, critical analysis and thought processes, resiliency, self-efficacy, group dynamics and interpersonal skills, communication and conflict management skills to aid them in their pursuit as leaders of equity and humanitarianism in the world of medical education and healthcare while fostering an environment conducive to their well-being.

We strive to:

Enrich our learning community, develop our students’ ability to save lives, and develop their abilities to keep communities living.

The Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity offers these main programs and initiatives specifically targeted toward minorities and underrepresented students who are interested in health and allied health professions.


The Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity (OSEE) is a division of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Medical Education (OME) of the UNC School of Medicine.

One of the core programs of OSEE is the Medical Education Development (MED) program. The MED Program was established in 1974 to increase opportunities in the health professions for underrepresented minority (URM) students. These students demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but have lacked the opportunity in the past in moving toward their professional goals.