The primary function of UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities (OIA) is to develop programmatic structure and support for UNC medical students and resident physicians interested in global health.
As medical student and resident physician interest in global health has grown at UNC, so has the OIA's level of support. To date, the OIA has helped 530 medical students travel to 56 different countries, and along with the Medical Foundation and Student Affairs, it now awards more than $50,000 annually in international health fellowships for individual students, student groups, and resident physicians – a more than four-fold increase from the scholarship support provided during the 2009-2010 launch year. Since April 2012, the OIA has helped 119 residents travel to 28 countries supporting ongoing clinical research and medical care.


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