MED Alumni & Friends
The Medical Education Development (MED) program at UNC-Chapel Hill was established in 1974 as a joint venture between the UNC Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. The MED Program provides an intensive educational opportunity for students from underrepresented populations to gain insight into medical, dental and allied health professions. The rigorous nine week curriculum includes over 200 class and lab hours in courses like Gross Anatomy, Histology and MCAT exposure and includes professional seminars and patient simulation experiences.
Since inception in 1974, 3,000 students have attended the MED summer program. 88% of those students applied to medical school, dental school, or advanced degree programs. 92% matriculating into medical or dental school, and the remainder entering other health profession schools. To date, nearly 600 of the MED participants have also received a medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine. The Medical Education Development program is under the direction of Dr. Cedric M. Bright’90, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Director of Special Programs, Office of Medical Education Associate Professor, Internal Medicine at UNC School of Medicine.
To support the MED Program, or to learn more about the MED program, please contact Jeanine Simmons at (919) 843.0846 or Jeanine.Simmons@med.unc.edu