Challenges and Next Steps
Anticipating an increase in the demand for physician services in the near future, North Carolina’s two public medical schools recently increased their enrollment. In 2010, The University of North Carolina began to expand their entering classes from 160 entering positions to 180 positions by 2012. UNC also added regional placements in Charlotte and Asheville for 3rd-year and 4th-yearstudents. During the same period, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University expanded from 73 to 80 students per year, with 3rdand 4th-year students training at satellite clinics in the eastern part of the state. Campbell University, a private institution, is building a new school of osteopathic medicine that will admit its first class of 150 students in September 2013.
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