University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

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CB #7000, 4030 Bondurant Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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#22 Best Research
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#2 Best Primary Care


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The School of Medicine at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is $68. Its tuition is Full-time: $17,537 (in-state) and Full-time: $44,416 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is 1.8:1. The School of Medicine has 1,612 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill School of Medicine operates on the traditional four-year medical curriculum. Students can beef up their studies with summertime electives and have opportunities to study abroad as well. The third year clerkship must be completed in the UNC Hospitals system or an affiliated hospital. There is a joint M.D./Ph.D. program, but no official M.D./M.B.A. or M.D./J.D. curriculums. (Students may complete a law degree independently.) Students can also complete joint M.D./M.P.H. degrees in Health Policy and Administration, Health Care and Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, or Epidemiology through the School of Public Health.

There are ways to get involved outside of the classroom, too, with more than 50 student organizations and a variety of community service groups. All medical students are automatically included in the Whitehead Medical Society, the UNC School of Medicine’s branch of student government. The School of Medicine operates more than 30 specialized centers and institutes including the Center for AIDS Research and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies.

In addition to its medical degree programs, the UNC School of Medicine runs an intensive nine-week Medical Education Development Program geared for students deemed financially, socially, or academically disadvantaged.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $68
AMCAS application accepted Yes


Full-time faculty 1,462
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 811
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



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

Required fees $1,909


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
internal medicine - pediatrics surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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