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MED 2021

MED 2021 will be a virtual program for students deferred from the 2020 program. Additional information will be sent to students mid-March regarding schedules, requirements, and programmatic details.



Applicants who were placed on the wait list for MED 2020 are also on the wait list for MED 2021.

At this time, however, we have had no movement off of the wait list, nor do we anticipate any movement between now and May.

We will notify all wait list applicants by mid-March of the final decision on their application.


About the MED Program

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.

MED serves three types of students: those seeking confirmation, re-confirmation, or affirmation in their academic abilities.

MED has two goals: to break down students processes (thinking, learning, studying & testing skills) to build up better foundations.

MED desires one outcome: to develop each student into a more compassionate human being, a more skilled scholar, and more insightful healthcare professional.