The Brody School of Medicine
(BSOM) is the medical school
at East Carolina University
, located in Greenville
, North Carolina
, United States
. It is the fourth-oldest medical school in North Carolina, Brody School of Medicine was first appropriated funds from the General Assembly
in 1974. Under the leadership of former Chancellor Leo Warren Jenkins
the first class of 28 students enrolled in 1977. The schools primary mission is to "to increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve the state, to improve health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina, and to enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education."
Today, Brody School of Medicine grants the M.D. and Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D) degrees, as well as a Master of Public Health
(MPH) degree. The school has a student body of about 470 students and around 450 faculty members and researchers. As part of the University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina
and Pitt County Memorial Hospital
, BSOM organizes research through over a dozen research centers and institutes, receiving around US$30 million in externally funded grant and contract yearly. BSOM is ranked as a "top medical school" by U.S. News & World Report in primary care, rural medicine and family medicine.
In time, East Carolina University was authorized to establish a health affairs division as a foundation for a medical program, and then a one-year medical school whose participants completed... Read More