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Education that prepares healthcare leaders of the future

UNC School of Medicine is dedicated to students and their success as future leaders of healthcare. In an effort to ensure students are well prepared, the School of Medicine is taking an innovative approach to medical education to create opportunities where learners and teachers add value and learners become leaders of the future. We are investing efforts into curriculum optimization and academic support to ensure the students are ready to work within a rapidly changing health care environment.

Education Strategic Priorities

  • Ensure the School of Medicine is training professionals for the healthcare of the future, in collaboration with UNC Health
  • Optimize the MD curriculum and its delivery to ensure engaged and prepared learners
  • Invest to maintain excellence in our educational mission, building the infrastructure necessary to deliver cutting-edge curriculum

Year 3 – Key Accomplishments*

  • The FIRST program continues to grow. Admittance increased 24% (25 to 31).
  • BBSP program has grown on average, 20% over the past 3 years.
  • Foundation phase redesign update – Case Based Learning curriculum pilot launching in October 2022.
  • Novant Charlotte campus opened March 2022 for 1st cohort of application phase students.

*Year 3 through June 31, 2022

Tracking Implementation Progress – Year 4, Q1

Priority Status
2A. Ensure the SOM is training professionals for health care of the future, in collaboration with the health care system Complete
2B. Optimize MD curriculum and its delivery to ensure engaged and prepared learners On Track
2C. Invest to maintain excellence in education mission, building infrastructure necessary to deliver cutting-edge curriculum On Track

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Imperative Administration

The SOM strategic goals for education were designed to enhance the student’s educational experience.  The goals provide a clear pathway for faculty and staff as they improve curriculum and training while providing unique learning opportunities for students.  Students will use the knowledge acquired through SOM to become the future leaders of healthcare.