Primary Care Program At ECU School Of Medicine Nationally Ranked

All the Med students working so hard with those incredibly long hours can take heart in some good news about the quality of their education.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been ranked 31st in the country for primary care programs by US News and World Report. Just down the road in Chapel Hill, UNC's Primary Care program ranked second in the country.

Also, East Carolin's Department of Rehab Studies was ranked 13th overall in the nation.


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  • by 85%, I doubt it.... on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:20 PM
    Get your facts straight.....
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      by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:20 PM in reply to 85%, I doubt it....
      Here's the facts....student profiles from the last 5 entering classes... http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomadmissions/profiles.cfm
  • by I wouldn't be treated on Mar 14, 2012 at 04:33 PM
    by a ECU doctor... Luckily, I live in the triangle where real doctors practice....
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      by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 04:43 PM in reply to I wouldn't be treated
      You do understand that many of those same docs that see you in the Triangle might come from ECU also. And 85 percent of the students in ECU med school went ot undergrad at UNC, Duke, Vandy, and Wake Forest. I am pretty sure you never went to school. Also why would you be commenting on a story from Greenville when you live in Raleigh if you think everything is so bad here? You obviously still follow things around this terrible place....get a life. I hope an ECU doc would not treat you also if that is you attitude. I hope you are never in a situation where you need one.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 14, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    Also a buddy of mine in my college days I tailgate with before football games mentioned that ECU has the # 3 construction management program in the United States only behind Texas A&M and BYU.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 14, 2012 at 03:05 PM
    The Accounting Program about 5-7 years ago was ranked 4th in the southeast and 28th in the nation as well. I also heard the finance program was one of the top 50 programs recently. Also the music program is phenominal. ECU getting more progress done is a great thing here for Eastern North Carolina.
  • by Rpbert Location: Myrtle Beach on Mar 14, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    ECU med school saved my life and my moms. Great med school and doctors. The hospital here in Myrtle Beach has partnered with ECU for robotic surgery.
  • by GvillePir8 Location: NC on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:17 AM
    @Carl, you are correct. When the medical school was established (1964), the primary care in eastern NC was the second worst in the nation when comparing all counties, parishes, and reservations (military and Native American). There has been great improvement for eastern NC with the ECU medical school. There is much more to be accomplished so the work that has begun must continue.
  • by Carl on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:19 AM
    i saw on tv that they was a critical shortage of primanry care drs in eastern n.c. because of long hours and lower pay. i was under the impression that when ECU school of medicine was build it was they wish to recruit more local talent who was stay here and be primary care drs.?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    It was out of the Top 150. Duke was 57 and Stanford 63. Granted this is primary care but that is ECU's main focus. Great job BSOM! Now lets hear from smart man Dave who willingly paid for his "bad" education. He will turn this story into a of hate against ECU. Whne the truth is he could not even come close to getting in any medical school in the counrty. Only a smart guy would pay for something he thinks is bad or inferior. Pathetic...
  • by Pirate Nation! on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    To all you ECU haters, all the ones just biting at the bit to say bad things about ECU, well here you go. Yes, now please tell me how ECU is a EZU and a bunch of drunks. The Education and Nursing programs are also nationally ranked.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:29 AM in reply to Pirate Nation!
      I agree! We have some great programs. Unfortunatly people will only look a a ranking when it makes ECU look bad and they will ignore when the programs are nationally ranked for excellence.
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      by Don't forget on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:36 AM in reply to Pirate Nation!
      It's not just these programs and nursing and education that are nationally ranked. The business school is also. There are quite a few programs here that are nationally ranked. One would know if they crawled out of that hole they are in.
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      by Pirate Teacher on Mar 14, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to Pirate Nation!
      Also the Education program is one of the best in the State and surrounding areas. ECU teachers typically are hired before any other college from NC.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to Pirate Teacher
        ECU ranks 2nd in the country of teachers hired and produced.
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      by Momandstudent on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM in reply to Pirate Nation!
      The Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Program is ranked 6th in the nation.
  • by RA Location: Greenville on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    31st out of how many?
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      by Sam on Mar 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM in reply to RA
      Over 500 programs I imagine!
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