The MED Program provides…

focus on the development of individualized and group work through learning, study, and test-taking skills in addition to pre-professional counseling, seminars, workshops, and orientation to the medical and dental school environment. In addition:

  • Demanding academic preparation

The academic level is that of beginning medical / dental studies for rising college seniors and postgraduates planning to apply to medical or dental school in the fall.

Students are engaged in over 200 scheduled class and lab hours with medical and dental faculty in:

Gross Anatomy


Dental Theory Lab & Technique



MCAT / DAT Exposure

  • Professional seminars

In addition to the academic learning experience, seminars throughout the program are provided to explore various parts of health care. Topics range from professionalism, cultural competency, Kidney Care, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, translational research, medical education, clinical specialties, and balance of work and life.

  • Patient simulation experience

Students will have the opportunity to conduct a patient simulation experience in the UNC School of Medicine Clinical Skills Center.

  • Exploration of the admissions process

The process is discussed through workshops, panels, and discussions with admissions representatives and students from UNC School of Medicine and Dentistry.

  • The Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair

Students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from almost 40 various university health professional programs from across the nation. Workshops and panel discussions regarding pre-health professional topics are also take place during the fair.

  • An evaluation

A program evaluation is issued to graduates and is favorably recognized by admissions committees throughout the country. Participants receive rankings in each course as part of this evaluation and a certificate upon completion of the program.

Note: A UNC-CH transcript is NOT issued, although some institutions may elect to give credit.

  • A stipend and housing accommodations

A stipend of $2,400 (paid out in 3 installments of $800 each between June 1st-August 31st) will be provided to each student as well as housing on UNC’s campus dorms.