Medical Education Development (MED) Program
The Medical Education Development (MED) Program is an intensive educational experience and challenging opportunity to gain insight into the realities of attending medical or dental school.
The MED Program was established in 1974 and is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked opportunities in the past in moving toward their professional goals. The MED Program is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Adams School of Dentistry, and the State of North Carolina. The program offers a structured summer curriculum at the level of professional education to increase the ability of advanced pre-professional candidates, especially those who are underrepresented, to compete successfully for admission to health professional schools.
MED serves three types of students: those seeking confirmation, re-confirmation, or affirmation in their academic abilities.
MED has two goals: to break down students processes (thinking, learning, studying & testing skills) to build up better foundations.
MED desires one outcome: to develop each student into a more compassionate human being, a more skilled scholar, and more insightful healthcare professional.
The MED 2023 application closed January 17th.
The application for MED 2024 will open in October 2023. Please check back this fall for more details.
Please email Lisa Long with any questions or issues with the application at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the heavy volume of emails this time of year please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.
As a reminder, if you have a current medical school application at UNC SOM, you will need to use a different email address to set-up your MED application than you used for your medical school application.
Want to learn more about MED?
MED 2024 INFORMATION SESSIONS – BEGINNING FALL 2023
Interested in learning more?
We are excited to host virtual information sessions to discuss the plans for MED 2023 and answer any questions prospective applicants have about the program.
Check back in September for our fall MED Interest Session dates.
General InformationWhat is the MED program?
TENTATIVE 2023 SCHEDULE *BASED ON IN-PERSON SCHEDULE*
The decision for in-person versus virtual program will be made in January 2023 and will depend on Covid housing requirements on campus.
MED Begins – May 26th
8:00am-12:00pm – Move-In
1:00pm-4:00pm – On-boarding
MED Orientation – Tuesday, May 30th
ACADEMIC Block 1 – May 31st – June 26th
8:00am-12:00pm – Biochemistry
1:00pm-5:00pm – Microbiology
ACADEMIC Block 2 – June 27th – July 25th
8:00am-12:00pm – Histology & Physiology
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Gross Anatomy
- SMALL GROUPS/CLINICAL CASES
- WEEKLY EXAMS
240 hours of instructional time
Classes are held M-F 8:00am-5:00pm with occasional evening courses (Dental Theory), events, and office hours. Mandatory Saturday review sessions are held each Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm.