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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The Committee on Admissions evaluates the qualifications of applicants to select those with the greatest potential in the medical field. Preference is given to North Carolina residents. Consideration is given to each candidate's motivation, maturity, leadership, integrity, and personal accomplishments, in addition to the scholastic record. Reapplications are compared to those previously submitted.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Robert Bashford
Application fee  $68
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
December 31 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
Oldest MCAT considered  N/A
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English behavioral science
organic chemistry social sciences
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://http://www.med.unc.edu/www/admissions/combined-programs/combined-programs#mdphd

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Full-time faculty  1,462
Part-time faculty  150
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  251
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  9
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,211
Part-time faculty in clinical program  141

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $259.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  775
Principal investigators (PIs)  326
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  675

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Carolinas Medical Center Nash Health Care Systems
Heritage Hospital New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Mission Memorial Hospital UNC Hospitals
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Wake Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

UNC graduates a diverse group of physicians dedicated to service and leadership in research and patient care. Our curriculum emphasizes active learning and offers opportunities to explore professional interests, community service, and research. New programs in Asheville and Charlotte provide an integrated longitudinal clinical curriculum. Many of our students earn an MPH between years 3 and 4.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  160
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  168
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  244

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  65
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $259.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $177.77

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  98
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  4.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  61.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  4.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  811

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Sheila Graham McDonald
Financial aid phone  (919) 962-6117

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $17,537 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,416 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,909
Room and board  $30,865
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $99,320

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  88%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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