About the MED Program
2020 MED APPLICATION UPDATES:
TIMELINE FOR REVIEW & DECISIONS
January 2020 – transcripts received
*please refrain from calling/emailing the office to confirm your transcripts have been received. We are processing them as they are submitted and will contact students by February 7, 2020 if any transcripts are missing to allow time for follow-up and resubmission.
February 2020 – GPAs are calculated
February/March 2020 – application review
April 1, 2020 – decisions will be emailed to all applicants no later than April 1, 2020
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
All 2020 MED applicants who completed the online application have been notified & are now welcome to submit all official transcripts. Instructions for submitting transcripts were emailed January 7, 2020 and all transcripts should be postmarked (mailed) or emailed by January 21, 2020. Please also note, you will be notified if any transcripts are missing from your application. You do not have to contact the office to verify they are received. When submitting all official transcripts via mail or email, please make sure you are submitting to the correct office/address. The Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity houses the MED Program. All MED application related materials should be submitted to:Office of Scholastic Enrichment & EquityUNC School of Medicine333 S. Columbia DriveMacNider Hall 041CB# 7530Chapel Hill, NC 27514Due to our recent office move there may be a slight delay in us receiving your application materials but you will not be held responsible as long as the materials are post marked on or before January 21, 2020. Some postal systems may say that the above address is undeliverable but this is also due to our recent office move.If your university has the capacity to email official transcripts for the university registrar they can submit them to the OSE2 email:Please make sure your transcripts are being directed to one of the above addresses.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact OSE2 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 966-7673.
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 opportunities in the past in moving toward their professional goals. The MED Program is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Adams School of Dentistry, 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.