University of North Carolina Medicine

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Phone: (919)962-8331
Admissions e-mail: Admissions Officer -
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Approximately 160 available seats
  • Preference to North Carolina residents; 20 non-residents accepted each year.
  • Other programs are found here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor’s degree (any discipline)
  • Required Courses:
    • General Biology including at least one course with lab
    • General Chemistry with lab
    • Organic Chemistry with lab
    • General Physics with lab
    • English
    • Behavioral or Social Sciences (Humanities, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Diversity, etc.)

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  • Average GPA: 3.59 for the science GPA and 3.76 for non-science

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  • Minimum score accepted: 25 (Old), 500 (New)
  • MCAT Written between 2014- 2016 Sep will only be accepted

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS online application
  • Supplemental Application + non-refundable fee of $68 USD (supplemental application are emailed to qualified applicants considered for an interview)
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • at least two letters of recommendation from professors who know you well and have taught you in a formal classroom setting. One of the two letters should be from a professor in your most recent major or degree-granting department, and the other may be from any professor of your choice.
  • Optional letters (no more than 3) may be submitted

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  • September – February
  • No weekend or regional interviews are held

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Selection Criteria

    • A rigorous and successful academic record
    • Competitive MCAT scores
    • Commitment to service
    • Research experience
    • Healthcare experience
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Life and work experiences
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Communication skills
    • Diversity


  • June 1: AMCAS applications become available
  • Sept-Feb : Interviews are held
  • Early Decision:
    • Aug 1: Deadline to submit all applications
    • Oct 1: Early decision acceptance notifications
  • Regular MD program
    • November 1: Deadline to submit AMCAS application
    • Oct 15-Apr : Acceptance notifications for regular applicants
  • Apr : Final decisions and class filled
  • May-July: Waitlist
  • Aug : Classes begin

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • In-state tuition: $29,954
  • In-state total cost: $56,486
  • Out-of-state tuition: $65,524
  • Out-of-state total cost: $92,402

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