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Office of Admissions - Brody School of Medicine
Application Process

Admission Requirements | Selection Factors | Application Procedure | Interviews | Decision Timeline | Technical Standards | Acceptance Procedure | Early Assurance Program | What If I'm Not Accepted?

Selection Factors

Factors considered by Admissions Committee members as they review applicants to the Brody School of Medicine encompass the intellectual, personal, and social development of each individual. In order to assess these areas, the committee uses a variety of data, including:
  • grades and other indicators of academic achievement
  • performance on the MCAT and any other available standardized tests
  • personal, professional, and employment experiences of the applicant, evaluations from faculty members who have taught the applicant (either individual or committee)
  • letters of reference from employers, acquaintances, and other individuals
  • interviews conducted by members of the Admissions Committee
  • any other pertinent information
Since there are no rigid cut-offs or formulas used in the selection of medical students, each applicant is viewed as an individual. All available information is considered in order to best determine that applicant's character and qualifications for the study of medicine.

The School of Medicine acknowledges its responsibility as a state-supported school to select students and train physicians who will meet the needs of all residents of North Carolina. In meeting this responsibility, the Brody School of Medicine seeks competent students of diverse personalities and backgrounds. In particular, special effort is made to include in each entering class students from a variety of geographical, economic, and ethnic groups. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity, and does not discriminate against applicants, students, employees, or visitors based on race/ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a state-supported medical school, with a legislatively-mandated mission to provide physicians to serve the people of North Carolina. Since the number of NC residents applying for our 86 seats has been quite high for many years, no out-of-state applicants have been considered or admitted in over 25 years.  North Carolina residency for tuition purposes is governed by NC state law.  The Residency Determination Service (RDS) has been established by the NC State Legislature to serve as the centralized service for determining residency for students attending state institutions.  Applicants who are invited to return secondary applications to Brody must complete the residency process with RDS. For more information on residency for tuition purposes, please feel free to visit Residency Determination Services.