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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

2017

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

No

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

in-state

What was your MCAT score?

514

What was your undergrad GPA?

3.9

What was your undergrad science GPA?

3.8

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

36277

What is your race/ethnic background?

Caucasian

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

9 out of 10

What do you like most about this school?

"World class scientists teach preclinical courses. Opportunity to work with leaders in the field on clinical rotations. Great school reputation on residency interviews. Good choice for clinical and academic opportunities." Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The curriculum is undergoing improvement after an overhaul. Not a huge issue. Clinical evaluations from residents during MS3 year are received late and often reflect feedback the resident has not shared with the student." Report Response

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

9 out of 10

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

9 out of 10

Please provide any other general comments on your school

No Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

5 out of 10

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

9 out of 10

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

7 out of 10

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Both

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Systems-based

How many courses are taken at a given time?

1

How long are you typically in class per day?

4-5 hours

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Small groups occur most days and are mandatory." Report Response

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Video recording

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

1

How many students per cadaver?

3-4

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

24 months

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

5 out of 10

Are standardized patients used?

yes

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

4 out of 10

Are syllabi provided for the student?

yes

What books are necessary?

No Response

What books are unnecessary?

No Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"The curriculum is geared towards primary care, with room for other specialties to teach." Report Response

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

9 out of 10

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

9 out of 10

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"MOstly excellent and enthusiastic with one or two exceptions." Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Faculty interaction is variable, but largely positive." Report Response

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

10 out of 10

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

10 out of 10

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"Pass/Fail" Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Fail/Pass/High Pass/Honors" Report Response

Is the class ranked?

no

Clinical Rotations

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

No Response

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

8 out of 10

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

7 out of 10

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

8 out of 10

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

9 out of 10

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

6 out of 10

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Pre-round on patients, present patients on rounds, keep hospital courses updated, write daily progress notes and H&Ps." Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Home institution is a tertiary public hospital with most specialties available. Community settings are available for students preferring a different experience." Report Response

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

8 out of 10

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Poor patients, African Americans, Latino migrants, very sick and/or complicated patients. MIlitary and their families." Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

9 out of 10

Do you feel safe on campus?

10 out of 10

How available and convenient is public transportation?

9 out of 10

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Clinical years

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

7 out of 10

Is on-campus housing available?

no

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

5 out of 10

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

No Response

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

No Response

Is couples housing available?

no

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

yes

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

7 out of 10

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

7 out of 10

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"There is a large variety of dining in the triangle. People go to concerts. People go to the beach and mountains (~2.5 hours away each), local outdoors activities include a large lake for boating and hiking. There are lots of bars and breweries, but not extensive nightlife for those who like to go out and dance." Report Response

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

8 out of 10

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

10 out of 10

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for married students?

9 out of 10

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

8 out of 10

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"95% of UNC seniors match within their top 3 residency choices." Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"It values itself as a primary care school, but people match into all specialties at top institutions." Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Very strong clinical and interpersonal skills and strong work ethic." Report Response

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