The FIRST program consists of three parts:
1) a three-year accelerated and enhanced medical school curriculum
2) direct progression into an affiliated residency program
3) followed by three years of service in North Carolina with ongoing support in practice.
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Meet director Dr. Catherine Coe, coordinator Hayley Applegate, and FIRST scholars Carol Tran and Delia LoSapio for a brief introduction of the program during the final day of MS1 Orientation.Find out more »
Come meet second year FIRST scholar Natalie Cuevas during the Activities Fair. She is excited to share her experience with the program and answer questions from interested students!Find out more »
Join us for an information session about the FIRST Program! 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…Find out more »