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Mission

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a medical school with a strong primary care orientation. The school established a three-fold mission in 1974 that continues to serve as a guiding framework for our overall educational efforts:

  • To increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve North Carolina
  • To improve the health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina
  • To enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education

Consistent with our overall educational mission to train future physicians in service to the people of North Carolina, the Office of Medical Education (OME) 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 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