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Medical Careers Institute


Medical Careers Institute (MCI) is a specialized medical college within the ECPI University system, an independent, private university offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. MCI is located on 14 campuses spread across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, allowing for easy access to medical career training for anyone in the region. Students also have the opportunity to take online classes, allowing for flexible class scheduling.

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). In addition, several of the Medical Career Institute's nursing programs meet state nursing board approvals for North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.

Points of Distinction

  • Large amounts of hands-on work
  • Accelerated education programs available
  • Graduate services that help with job placement
  • Clinical rotations available at healthcare facilities near campus locations
  • Small class sizes for more personalized attention


The Medical Careers Institute at ECPI University seeks to train well-rounded healthcare professionals by providing students with an education based in strong clinical skills supported by an attitude of care and compassion. Through the use of industry-standard health technology and simulation mannequins, MCI strives to provide students with applicable real-world skills that can be used in their future healthcare careers. The school maintains relationships with healthcare providers that allow students to prepare for their jobs through clinical rotations. Nursing programs maintain approval by the state nursing boards of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Student Life

All Medical Careers Institute campuses are commuter based. Flexible class scheduling options are available, although students may be expected to complete clinical rotations before graduation. Accelerated programs allow students the possibility of completing an associate degree in 1.5 years or a bachelor's degree in 2.5 years, respectively. Students also have access to career service advisors for assistance with resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies. Financial aid advisors, student service advisors, and tutors are available to students upon request.


  1. Information About the University, ECPI University, http://www.ecpi.edu/information-about-university
  2. Health Science Locations, ECPI University, http://www.ecpi.edu/college-of-health-science/health-science-locations
  3. Accreditation and Approvals, ECPI University, http://www.ecpi.edu/accreditation
  4. About College of Health and Sciences, ECPI University, http://www.ecpi.edu/college-of-health-science/about-college-of-health-science

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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