The University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine

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The University of North Carolina School Of Medicine The University of North Carolina (UNC) School Of Medicine was established in 1879, and is located at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Its mission is to improve the health of the people it serves, by achieving excellence and providing leadership in patient care, education and research. The faculty-student ratio at UNC Medical School is 1.8:1, where it has a total enrolment of 813 medical students, 52% male. In 2014, 180 students were matriculated (152 North Carolina residents), which was 3.17% of the number of applicants. The students had a mean MCAT score of 31.94, mean GPA of 3.78 and mean science GPA of 3.56. As of the fall of 2014, UNC School of medicine has changed its curriculum from the…show more content…
The topics is covers are: principles of medicine, immunologic system, hematologic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system, gastrointestinal system, neurologic system, Behavioral science, endocrine system, reproductive systems, musculo-skeletal system, integumentary system, multi-organ synthesis. Topics such as anatomy, nutrition and behavioral sciences are integrated throughout the blocks. At the end of 16 months, students are given 2 months for preparation for the USMLE step 1 exam. They are then given a transition course that prepares them for the second phase, the application phase. This is an 11 month phase that integrates clerkships around populations, services and location. It emphasizes on the needs of patients in specific settings at different instances and factors, opposed to students being organized into departments and specialties. It is divided into three aspects: The first is Community based longitudinal care, which integrates longitudinal care clinical care experiences. The second is care of specific populations, where students are set in scenarios with patients with neurologic and mental illnesses, and women and children. The third is hospital interventional, and surgical care, where the students now treat/interact with hospitalized adults, and surgical patients. The final phase in the TEC curriculum is the individualization phase. This is a 14-month phase that allows students to
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