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NHRMC becomes branch campus for UNC School of Medicine

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has become a branch campus for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. (Source: WECT) New Hanover Regional Medical Center has become a branch campus for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. (Source: WECT)
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center has become a branch campus for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Up to 24 third- and fourth-year medical students will study internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology psychiatry and a number of other subspecialties at NHRMC, beginning in March.

“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, 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.” 

Students will train for an entire year in the UNC School of Medicine Wilmington program, and their course work will be led by full-time UNC School of Medicine faculty members permanently based at NHRMC. Students also can choose to complete a Physicians Leadership Certificate Program through the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

“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, 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.”

More information on the program, can be found here.

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