North Carolina is home to some of the best medical schools in the nation. Duke, The University of North Carolina, Wake Forest and the Brody School of Medicine at Eastern Carolina University are synonymous with excellence when it comes to medical graduates from the state. All are an excellent choice if you are considering getting a medical degree, and they also offer online courses if that is more accommodating to your schedule.
The Duke School of Medicine is part of Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina. The school offers MD, MD/JD, MD/Masters, MD/MBA and MD/PHD programs. With only 413 students enrolled in 2013, this is one of the hardest programs in the nation to get into. The average MCAT score is a 35, which is far higher than the average of other medical schools. Not only is The Duke School of Medicine one of the top schools in North Carolina, it is also considered one of the premier choices for Medical School in the entire nation with an average GPA of 3.8. It is a wonderful selection for any student looking for a profession in the medical field.
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which is just miles down the road from Duke. They offer programs that are specific to MD and MD/PHD students. They also have close to 765 students enrolled, making it quite larger than Duke. The Average MCAT score for students at UNC School of Medicine is 32.15, which is moderately higher than average Medical Schools. Furthermore, the average GPA of admitted students is 3.62, which is around the national average for Medical School students.
Another excellent selection for Medical School is the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Their average MCAT score of 32.1 is moderately higher than the national average. They boast roughly 481 students, who average a 3.6 GPA. Wake Forest is located in beautiful Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is nearby to North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Many of Wake Forest students eventually work at North Carolina Baptist, due to its convenient location and how closely it works with the school.
Finally, the last school to make this list may be lesser known, but it is still a great option for those looking to attend Medical School in North Carolina. The Brody School of Medicine is part of Eastern Carolina University and is located in Greenville, North Carolina. The school has 309 total students who are working in programs including MD, MD/Masters, MD/MBA and MD/PHD. Brody School of Medicine has lower entrance requirements than the other schools on this list, having an average MCAT of 30 and an average GPA of 3.6. Another added benefit of The Brody School of Medicine is that it is much less expensive than the previously three mentioned schools. With that said, you still have an opportunity at a wonderful education with a more moderate financial expectation.
All of these schools also offer online programs. If you are unable to attend school and taking online courses would be more adequate for your schedule, it is certainly an option. Since your location is much less important for these online programs, you can effectively consider any of the mentioned schools assuming you have the appropriate academic requirements.