UNC School of Medicine

Established 1879, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine is one of the best medical schools in the United States.

UNC School of Medicine has the following departments: Allied Health Sciences; Anesthesiology; Biochemistry and Biophysics; Biomedical Engineering; Cell and Developmental Biology; Cell and Molecular Physiology; Dermatology; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; Genetics; Medicine; Microbiology and Immunology; Neurology; Nutrition; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Otolaryngology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Psychiatry; Radiation Oncology; Radiology; Social Medicine; Surgery.

Medical students may work toward combined degrees in medicine and one of the basic medical sciences, public health, or an area of the humanities or social sciences.

UNC School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Graduate School, offers an MD/PhD program to exceptional students who seek to combine clinical medicine with a career in biomedical research and academic medicine. All applicants to the M.D./Ph.D. Program are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).


- UNC is ranked 2nd among all schools on the US News & World Report's list of primary care medical schools, and 20th among all research medical schools and 6th among public schools in that category. Additionally it is placed in the top 10 for three specialties: Family medicine (2nd); Rural medicine (6th); AIDS (9th).

- Three specialties at UNC Health Care are ranked among America's best in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking (2009-2010). These are: Cancer (37th); Kidney (28th); Gynecology (24th).

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