UNC School of Medicine scores well with AAMC

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Bill Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, brought overall good news to the university's Board of Trustees on Thursday when he delivered the results of an annual report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

According to the AAMC report, UNC's medical school:

  • Provides graduates that meet priority needs
  • Delivers a diverse physician workforce
  • Advances medical discoveries
  • Produces very satisfied graduates
  • Meets community needs
  • Offers an affordable education

UNC finished in the 86th percentile among colleges for graduates practicing in underserved areas, in the 71st percentile for practicing in rural areas, 63rd percentile for practicing in-state and 44th percentile for practicing primary care.

The school scored in the 94th percentile for African-American graduates, in the 79th percentile for female faculty, and in the 64th percentile for under-represented faculty. However, Roper noted, there's room for improvement, as UNC reached only the 17th percentile for Hispanic graduates.

When it comes to student debt after graduation, a lower score is better on the AAMC report. UNC finished in the 38th percentile for out-of-state cost of attendance, 14th percentile for in-state cost and in the 5th percentile for average debt.

For the full report, view the PDF linked from this blog entry.