The School of Medicine at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

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 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (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 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.62
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.1 biological
10.8 physical sciences
10.2 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
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., 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

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 1.7:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,342
Part-time faculty 92
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 248
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 7
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,094
Part-time faculty in clinical program 85

2011 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 774
Principal investigators (PIs) 325
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 686

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.

Medical School Ranking

#21 Best Research
#2 Best Primary Care

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#11 in AIDS
#2 in Family medicine
#22 in Internal medicine
#6 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 62
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
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) $193.65

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 93
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 53.7% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.62
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 3.6% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 771

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 771
In-state students 89.8%
Minority students 19.6%
Underrepresented minority students 12.8%
International students 0.1%
Non-traditional students 69.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $13,971 (in-state)
Full-time: $39,326 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,873
Room and board $30,998
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $86,967

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 94%
Students receiving loans 78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 83%
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)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pathology – anatomic and clinical
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
internal medicine – pediatrics surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 53.7% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 51.0%