About the MED Program
*Important 2019 MED Application Announcement*
Good afternoon MED applicant,
We have a few updates & clarifications regarding the MED application in regards to:
• MED Deadline Extension
• Uploading CVs/resumes
• Uploading photos (optional)
• AP score(s) reporting
• SAT/ACT score(s) reporting
Please read each section carefully and review the visuals if provided:
MED DEADLINE EXTENSION
The MED application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 3:00pm. All transcripts must be postmarked by that date. The online application will remain open until that date and time. Please note, next Monday (1/21) is a holiday and the office staff will not be available to answer any calls or emails on that date. We ask that you please submit any questions/issues by Friday, January 18th or expect to receive a response back on Tuesday, 1/22 to all weekend inquiries.
A CV or resume is required for the MED application to be considered complete. You are able to upload your CV/resume once you have completed the online application, submitted the application, logged out and then logged back in. You will see a section of the page that allows you to upload those materials, including a photo. Please note, however, photos are optional. Please review the visual below as a guide to the upload screen.
AP scores are not necessary to report or upload. We will be able to see the AP credits on your college transcript.
ACT and SAT scores are welcomed but not required. If you have the score breakdown for the tests, please submit. If you do not have the scores, you may proceed with the application without reporting.
The Medical Education Development (MED) Program is an intensive educational experience and challenging opportunity to gain insight into the realities of attending medical or dental school.
The MED Program was established in 1974 and is designed to increase opportunities in the health professions for individuals who demonstrate educational promise and commitment to a health career but who have lacked the opportunity in the past in moving toward their professional goals. The MED Program is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Careers Opportunities Programs (Division of Disadvantaged Assistance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Administration) and the State of North Carolina. The program offers a structured summer curriculum at the level of professional education to increase the ability of advanced pre-professional candidates, especially those who are underrepresented, to compete successfully for admission to health professional schools.
Since 1974, over 3,000 students who have attended the MED summer program decided to apply to professional schools. 92% were accepted, and matriculated into medical, dental, and other allied health professional schools with the remainder entering other professional schools. (updated 10/17/2017)