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The East Carolina University Division of Health Sciences is known for the highly skilled and compassionate graduates it produces across the spectrum of health professions. As the next generation of health care providers for North Carolina, our students embody our mission of serving those who need it most. The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks the Brody School of Medicine among the nation's best for sending doctors into rural and underserved areas; nearly 90 percent of our nursing alumni remain in the state to practice.

Training takes place using the most advanced educational technology possible and in some of the finest facilities available. Ledyard E. Ross Hall, built in 2012 to house the School of Dental Medicine, and the 303,000-square-foot Health Sciences Building are two shining examples of buildings that offer a distinctive mix of classroom, simulation, research and clinical spaces.

No matter what discipline they're pursuing, our students learn to treat the "whole patient" and act as leaders. They're trained to work interprofessionally and are given experiences - like serving on the Interprofessional Health Sciences Student Leadership Council - that prepare them to work across disciplines. Dedicated faculty and longstanding partnerships with indispensable clinical providers create the ideal culture for learning.

Brody School of Medicine

The Brody School of Medicine ranks among the nation’s best for placing and retaining graduates in primary care specialties. Considered one of the highest value medical schools in the country, we’re also recognized annually by the American Academy of Family Physicians as one of the top five institutions in the country for preparing family physicians.

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College of Allied Health Sciences

The College of Allied Health Sciences provides leading-edge opportunities to improve health services and shape the future of health care. Through our baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs, we educate many of the industry’s premier physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, audiologists, dietitians, counselors, medical technologists, and health information managers.

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College of Nursing

The College of Nursing is designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing for its ability to provide students with exceptional professional development opportunities. The college is the top producer of new nurses in the state, and its master of science in nursing program consistently ranks among the top online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

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School of Dental Medicine

Since its founding in 2012, our School of Dental Medicine has created jobs, improved access to dental care, and pioneered a new model for teaching dental medicine. State-of-the-art clinics at ECU and eight Community Service Learning Centers in underserved areas provide hands-on experience for dental students and residents while providing oral health care for children and adults.

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