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Medical Education & Student Development

Consistent with our overall educational mission to train future physicians in service to the people of North Carolina, the Office of Medical Education and Student Development at BSOM was established with the following mission: 

  • To support the teaching faculty and others in the process of providing an accredited program of undergraduate medical education leading to the MD degree 
  • To provide leadership in curriculum development, program evaluation, student assessment and medical education research and scholarship. 
  • To provide academic counseling, career guidance and related educational support services to our medical students and resident physicians, with emphasis on maximizing the overall educational experience and achievement of expected learning outcomes 
  • To work with our academic medical center in creating a variety of opportunities for students across North Carolina to pursue a career in medicine or other health professions
Training in the medical and healthcare fields is extremely stressful. Students in this academic arena experience many unique hurdles that may challenge success. The time dedicated to achieving professional and academic goals may require learning new problem solving skills. To aid in the development of these skills, confidential personal counseling and psychiatric services are provided to students to assess sources of stress, facilitate personal and academic growth, develop improved coping strategies, and serve as an advocacy service for students. Individual counseling, group therapy as well as psychological and cognitive assessment are provided by licensed psychologists and mental health professionals to assist students with a variety of personal concerns.
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