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The FIRST program consists of three parts:

1) a three-year accelerated and enhanced medical school curriculum
2) directed pathway into an affiliated residency program
3) followed by three years of service in North Carolina with ongoing support in practice.



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January 2023

FIRST Program Application Deadline

January 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Want to graduate medical school in 3 years instead of 4? The FIRST Program (Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training) is a 3-year curriculum with direct progression into affiliated residency programs in family medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, and pediatric. This is followed by 3 years of service to the state of North Carolina

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