WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has become a branch campus of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Beginning in March, NHRMC will host up to 24 third- and fourth-year medical students to study internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology psychiatry and a number of other subspecialties.
“We have been successfully teaching UNC medical students and residents for many decades, and now we have a tremendous opportunity to further develop our relationship with the UNC School of Medicine,” said Joseph Pino, MD, FAAP, FACP, vice president of graduate medical education at NHRMC and director of the UNC School of Medicine Wilmington Campus. “This program will provide students a long-term experience where they can become part of the fabric of our community.”
The UNC School of Medicine Wilmington program will train students for an entire year, with course work led by full-time faculty members of the UNC School of Medicine permanently based at NHRMC. In addition, students can choose to complete a Physicians Leadership Certificate Program through the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
NHRMC has played an active role in providing clinical education to UNC School of Medicine students, creating a strong environment for academic medicine in southeastern North Carolina.
“Our great relationship with NHRMC and Wilmington area physicians set the groundwork for a medical school campus that will foster successful learning experiences for our students,” said Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education and chief education officer for the UNC School of Medicine. “This program allows students to receive exceptional training with the benefit of being engrained with NHRMC, SEAHEC and the patients they serve in the region.”
For more information on UNC School of Medicine Wilmington Campus, visit www.med.unc.edu/md/wilmington/wilmington-campus-program.
About the UNC School of Medicine
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is a nationally-ranked public medical school with campuses in Chapel Hill, Asheville, Charlotte, and Wilmington. Its mission is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. In 2015, the UNC School of Medicine was ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical School Rankings. It is one of the few in the nation to excel at both teaching primary care skills and the fostering of research careers. The School of Medicine was established in 1879 and offers degrees in the fields of medicine, allied health sciences, and biomedical sciences.