Brody School of Medicine ranked top 5 school for producing family physicians

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The American Academy of Family Physicians ranked the Brody School of Medicine at ECU as one of the top five medical schools in the country for its high percentage of graduates pursuing family medicine.

The Brody School of Medicine ranked fourth on this year’s list and was the only school in the southeast to make the top five.

“Congratulations to the Brody School of Medicine on achieving this national recognition,” said Gov. Pat McCrory in a statement. “East Carolina University and the Brody School are helping to lead the way in preparing students for careers, especially in training much needed primary care physicians. The investments we have made in the Brody School of Medicine and East Carolina University will continue to build on this progress for future generations.”

State budget director Andrew Heath visited ECU Tuesday to tour the Health Sciences Campus and discuss the state’s investments in the university and the Brody School of Medicine. Heath joined Dr. Nicholas Benson, interim dean of the Brody School of Medicine, for the campus tour, including the robotic surgery center.

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