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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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July 2021

MS1 Orientation

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 9:45 am

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.

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August 2021

Activities Fair

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MBRB Lawn, 111 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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!

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October 2021

FIRST Program Information Session

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mary Ellen Jones (MEJ) 3116, 116 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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…

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