Curriculum Overview

The School of Medicine launched its new curriculum, Translational Education at Carolina (TEC), in August 2014.  TEC seeks to transform the way medical students learn the art and science of medicine by integrating basic sciences and clinical skills, providing longitudinal patient care experiences, and offering earlier clinical opportunities in specialty fields to better inform residency program decisions.  This redesigned curriculum reflects the ever-changing practice of medicine, meets the desire for early career differentiation and exploration, and incorporates the learning preferences of today’s medical students.

TEC is comprised of three phases:

  • Foundation Phase: Integrated course work in basic sciences and organ systems
  • Application Phase: Integrated core clinical rotations that students can complete in one of four programs: Central, Asheville, Charlotte, and Wilmington.
  • Individualization Phase: Electives and research opportunities

For more information, click on the graphic below or listen to Dr. Julie Byerley, Vice Dean of Curriculum speak about the curriculum.

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TEC Overview Module

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