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The UNC School of Medicine welcomed the Class of 2022 to campus with orientation activities beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The class of 190 students was selected from nearly 7,000 total applicants for an acceptance rate of less than 3 percent.

More statistics about the class:

  • The Class of 2022 is made up of 100 female and 90 male students
  • 35 members of the class (18%) are underrepresented minorities
  • The youngest member of the class is 20 years old, while the oldest is 47

In their own words:

Chelsea Gustafson
“This was my top choice. After graduation from UNC I worked in a genetics research lab here and that cemented my decision to stay here for my medical school.”
– Chelsea Gustafson


“One of the things I’m really interested in is working in rural health care in North Carolina and it seemed like there were many opportunities through UNC, like SHAC as well as the various scholarly concentrations, to focus on that.”
– Arunima Punjala