Do you want to pursue a career geared toward helping people be as healthy as possible? Are you interested in being a part of an ever-changing medical field?

Our goal at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is to provide students the knowledge and clinical experience needed to attain successful careers in medicine. We believe that the journey through medical school can and should be one of life's most enriching and rewarding experiences.

The Brody School of Medicine provides a complete and challenging medical education designed to prepare physicians for service in the 21st century. The faculty and administration emphasize close personal attention to the needs of individual students; a firm and balanced foundation in scientific knowledge and humanistic patient-care skills; and adherence to traditions of service, achievement, and high ethical standards.

The Brody School of Medicine provides accredited education programs for medical students, residents and fellows, doctoral students in the basic medical sciences, and practicing physicians. The hallmarks of these programs are close-faculty student interaction, experiential learning, and development of students’ ability to continue learning even after they leave the formal educational setting. Our education programs are consistent with our missions of enhancing generalist training and offering opportunities in medicine to minority and disadvantaged students.

ECU Advantage

The medical school admitted its first class of four-year medical students in 1977. More than three decades later, the school is recognized as the centerpiece of a comprehensive academic medical center with doctoral (PhD) programs in the basic medical sciences, 23 residency and fellowship programs, extensive research activities, and service to patients in eastern North Carolina.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University received a Top Ten Award in 2013 by the American Academy of Family Physicians for contributing to the pipeline of family physicians. With 20.9 percent of graduates choosing family medicine residencies, the Brody School of Medicine earned the top spot among the 12 schools that received 2013 Top Ten Awards. It was the third consecutive year that the Brody School of Medicine earned the Top Ten distinction.

What You Will Study

For more information on the curriculum for this degree, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/med/pStudents.cfm

Careers With This Degree

Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

  • Medicine (MD)

Career Opportunities

ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

NC Tower

This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

  • Self-employed;
  • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
  • Work outside of North Carolina.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

Degree-specific internships

For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.