The UNC SOM is a large and complex educational enterprise with 840 students in medicine, 484 in basic sciences, and 458 in Allied Health. We educate 190 future physicians per class (of whom over 80% are North Carolinians) with all completing their 18-month Foundation Phase in Chapel Hill before being distributed to our campuses across the state.

THROUGH ACHIEVING EDUCATION INITIATIVES, WE WILL MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER BY:

  • Expanding the FIRST (Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training) program to include at least 20 students per class
  • Maintaining a USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) step 1 score mean 2 points above the national mean
  • Expanding our PhD student class size