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Preprofessional Opportunities

University of North Carolina School of Medicine Medical Education Development Program


Category: Summer
Type: Dental
Location: Chapel Hill North Carolina
Deadline: Mid February


Claudis Polk

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine - Special Programs

CB # 7530, 322 MacNider Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7530

(919) 966-7673
Fax: (919) 966-7734


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.


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.