The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

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.

Factors encompass the intellectual, personal, and social development of applicants. A variety of data is used (grades; MCAT performance or other standardized tests; the personal and professional experiences; evaluations from faculty members, etc; interviews, etc.). The BSOM is a state-supported school; very strong preference is given to qualified residents of North Carolina.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Lynn Coward
Application fee $70
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 8 (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 Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
10.0 physical sciences
10.0 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology organic chemistry
biology/zoology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
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 N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

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

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
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
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.3:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 408
Part-time faculty 72
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 91
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 16
Full-time faculty in clinical program 317
Part-time faculty in clinical program 56

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $9.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 33
Principal investigators (PIs) 26
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 57

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum provides a logical integration of basic science and clinical science knowledge over the four year span. Early experience in the patient care settings is achieved through preceptorships throughout the state and through contact with both standardized and clinical patients in the first two years. Innovative teaching methods are employed.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#31 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Family medicine
#21 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $9.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $23.55

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 67
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.6% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 15.9% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.3:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 308

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 308
In-state students 100.0%
Minority students 34.1%
Underrepresented minority students 19.2%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 54.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Kelly D. Lancaster
Financial aid phone (252) 744-2278

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $10,537 (in-state)
Full-time: $37,222 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,107
Room and board $11,795
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $107,532

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 89%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 85%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
emergency medicine obstetrics and gynecology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine surgery – general
internal medicine – pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.6% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 41.0%