University of North Carolina School of Medicine Medical Education Development Program
The MED Program provides a demanding academic core on the level of beginning medical/dental studies in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Microbiology/Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry. It also may include a special dental theory and technique course for pre-dental students as well as individualized work in learning, study, reading and test-taking skills. Seminars, workshops, pre-professional counseling and orientation to the medical and dental school environment will also be provided.
Applicants must have completed at least three years of college course work including Organic Chemistry (Part 1 and Part II) and possess a strong background in the major biological and physical sciences that are preparation for medical and dental school. Biochemistry can take the place of Organic Part II. Criteria for selection are based on a number of factors, including educational promise, a strong commitment to a health career, and lack of past opportunities. The program is typically for rising seniors in undergraduate school and post-graduates with disadvantaged backgrounds. There is no age limit and you do not have to currently be enrolled in school. As long as you fulfill the requirements of the program, your application will be considered with the same consideration as other applicants.