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Living & Learning in Greenville

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is located in Greenville, NC, a charming college town situated in Eastern North Carolina.  Greenville is a growing medical community in a vibrant and active University town making for an ideal setting for a fellowship training program.

Despite the sometimes intensive training schedule, fellows still find time to relax and take advantage of the many places to visit and things to do. The region is replete with historical sites and recreational areas, including the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Greenville is also only a 4-5 hours drive from the Appalachian Mountains - close enough to enjoy a winter weekend or hiking excursion. The town is also within easy driving distance of Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Pitt County was founded in 1760 and is located in the Coastal Plains section of North Carolina on the banks of the Tar River. Greenville, the county seat, is halfway between Raleigh, the state capitol, and the Atlantic Coast. The yearly average temperature is 60 degrees, with averages of 83.8 degrees in the summer and 46 degrees in the winter. Average annual rainfall is 46.7 inches. Housing is plentiful and affordable, both near the medical center and in numerous home and apartment developments around town.

East Carolina University, a member of the University of North Carolina system, is the second largest undergraduate institution and third largest overall in the state.  In fact with a Fall 2009 enrollment of 27,703 students, ECU is the fastest-growing campus in the University of North Carolina system for six consecutive years.  ECU offers eight doctoral programs, over 70 master's degrees, and more than 100 baccalaureate degrees.  Furthermore, ECU is an NCAA 1-A member in all sports and a member of Conference USA.

With a city population of about 85,000 and a surrounding metro population of 183,000, Greenville retains a small town feeling while offering the educational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities of a university town.  East Carolina University has highly regarded schools of nursing and allied health sciences, family nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, as well as schools of education, business administration, music and art.  Without smog or excessive traffic, you can enjoy theater or concerts featuring accomplished actors and musicians.  Recent performances have included Grease, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Boys Choir of Harlem.

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