Clerkship Policies and Guidelines


  • Learning Environment Policy
    The purpose of this policy is to enhance the learning environment for students in the UNC School of Medicine, residents, fellows, attendings, hospital staff and other trainees. As our institution adapts to a rapidly changing health care environment, we must support an atmosphere in which learning is encouraged and the roles of all participants in the system are respected and valued. Institutionally, we have an ethical responsibility both to affirm our aspirations for a positive learning environment and to specify procedures in case of mistreatment of trainees. What follows is consistent with the UNCHCS Code of Conduct and existing UNC policy on the relationships of students and faculty.
  • Needle Stick
    Blood and body fluids can be infected with Hepatitis or HIV. If you are exposed due to a needle stick or mucous membrane splash or splatter during the course of your clinical rotation, click on this link for what directions to follow.
  • CDSP
    Clinical Academic Resources (CAR) is a program to help students improve clinical, communication, and professional skills.  CAR provides counseling, resources, and remediation services for students in clinical courses.
  • Grade Appeal
    Information on the process and timeline for appealing a course or clerkship grade.
  • Health Care Provider's Involvement in Assessment
    New guidelines and policies as of March 2013
  • Accommodations
    The School of Medicine collaborates with the Accessibility Resources & Service (ARS) Office in order to provide reasonable accommodations for medical students with disabilities, chronic medical conditions, a temporary disability or pregnancy complications resulting in difficulties with accessing learning opportunities.  All accommodations are approved through ARS and although you may be approved for testing accommodations, the nature of exams and assessments during your clerkship are different. Therefore, we ask that during the first week of each clerkship, selective or elective, students with approved accommodations should review the list of exams and assessments on the course website/Sakai page and contact the person listed below and list the exams and assessments for which accommodations are requested. 

                Asheville Campus Students    

                Gaye Colvin     828 407-2896

                Charlotte Campus Students   

                Helen Womack           704 446-9260

                All Other Students      

                Deborah Ingersoll       919 843-6171