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Medical Schools in North Carolina with Program Overviews

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University were rated among the nation's top 30 medical schools in primary care by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. Both offer a wide range of specialties as well as dual degrees in other medical and biological science disciplines.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Medical Programs

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) has one of the largest medical schools in North Carolina, with an enrollment of 734 students in 2009. The medical school accepted its first students in 1879, making the program the state's oldest. UNC-CH medical students participate in several outreach programs designed to improve community residents' health awareness.

Doctor of Medicine

This 4-year program includes two intensive years of science and biology and clinical case studies, followed by patient-care clerkships in nine major disciplines. Students finish their fourth year with intensive 4-week courses, including a course in advanced practice, a community hospital internship and five specialty electives.

Combined Doctor of Medicine/Graduate Degree

Students pursuing the Doctor of Medicine can enroll in a concurrent graduate degree in public health, social science or medical science. Graduate programs include epidemiology, health policy and administration, medical anthropology and medical ethics.

Joint Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

Students working toward a career in academic medicine or medical research can apply the clinical studies from their M.D. toward doctoral research in fields like physiology, biochemistry, immunology, biomedical engineering and pharmacology. Coursework for both programs can be completed in seven years.

Contact Information

  • Address: 103 South Bldg. Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • Phone Number: (919) 962-2211

East Carolina University's Medical Degree Programs

East Carolina University (ECU) is the third-largest school in North Carolina, with a student population of over 25,000. Its Brody School of Medicine focuses its efforts on training generalist health providers to meet the medical needs of North Carolina residents, particularly in rural and traditionally underserved communities. Students have access to a diverse patient population through Pitt County Memorial Hospital and clinical experiences with community health centers.

Doctor of Medicine

Two years of intense basic biological sciences are followed by a rotation through clinical clerkships in the students' third year. Fourth-year students spend one month each in a community clinic, intensive care, emergency medicine and an acting internship, plus another 18 weeks of elective experiences.

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health Dual Degree

Medical students may opt to take a 12-month leave of absence after their second year to complete the 45-semester-hour curriculum for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. In some cases, up to 12 credit hours from medical school can be applied toward MPH coursework. Students graduate with both degrees.

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree

Medical students who have completed their second year may spend 12 months completing requirements for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Applicants must pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) step I. Graduates are awarded M.D. and MBA degrees after completing five years of study. This option is also available to physicians currently in residency programs.

Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine

The Brody School of Medicine offers Ph.D. programs in the medical and biological sciences, including anatomy and cell biology, microbiology and immunology, pharmacology, toxicology and physiology. ECU is home to several core laboratories equipped for medical research.

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy Dual Degree

Upon completion of the first two years of medical school, the USMLE Step I exam and a summer preceptorship, students may request leave to complete a Ph.D. degree program. Programs are crafted individually for each student, and the number of transfer credits and amount of time to complete the Ph.D. may differ. The student can apply to resume the M.D. program's clinical clerkships while finishing the Ph.D. research and dissertation.

Primary Care Residency

ECU offers post-graduate residency options in several areas of focus. Residencies offered include family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry and pediatrics, plus opportunities to work in rural clinical settings or serve in the National Health Service Corp.

Contact Information

  • Address: East 5th St., Greenville, NC 27858
  • Phone Number: (252) 328-6131
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