The UNC School of Medicine Novant Health Charlotte Campus will provide UNC curriculum to third- and fourth-year medical students, with a special focus on health equity led by Novant Health.
CHARLOTTE AND CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 9, 2021 – The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has determined Novant Health and UNC School of Medicine have adequate resources to proceed with training UNC School of Medicine students at the Novant Health Charlotte campus in February 2022. This is UNC School of Medicine’s third branch campus, which will be based at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.
The UNC School of Medicine Novant Health Charlotte Campus will provide UNC curriculum to third- and fourth-year medical students, with a special focus on health equity led by Novant Health. The campus will begin with nine students and has the capacity to educate up to 30 students per class.
“The UNC School of Medicine Novant Health Charlotte Campus will offer the best of both worlds by combining UNC School of Medicine’s top-notch curriculum alongside instruction from Novant Health leaders dedicated to achieving health equity,” said Dr. Pam Oliver, executive vice president and president of Novant Health’s Physician Network. “We look forward to welcoming these students to Charlotte to join our commitment to improve access to quality, affordable health care for all.”
“We are extremely pleased to bring this aspect of our partnership with Novant Health closer to fruition,” said UNC School of Medicine Executive Dean Dr. Cristy Page. “We believe it will bring great benefits directly to the students who will train at the campus while enhancing care in the region. Novant Health is a strong partner for UNC, and we look forward to beginning training in a few months.”
In 2020, Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine reached an agreement to expand medical education, research and clinical services to Novant Health facilities and other locations across North Carolina.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,300 physicians and over 35,000 employees who provide care at nearly 800 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2021, Novant Health was the highest-ranking healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine ranked Novant Health first in the nation on its 2021 list of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” In 2020, Novant Health provided more than $1.02 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.
About UNC Health
UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. UNC Health is comprised of UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; and the UNC Physicians Network. For more information, please visit www.unchealthcare.org.