OIA Global Health Scholars Program

 

The UNC Office of International Activities (OIA), in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to offer the UNC Global Health Scholars Program.  UNC resident physicians in ACGME residency programs are eligible to apply for this program. Residents who complete all Global Health Scholars Program requirements will receive an OIA/Office of GME certificate upon graduation from residency.

With funding from the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities’ Global Health Scholars Program and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ross Boyce, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellow, will work with colleagues at UNC and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda to understand the prevalence of mosquito-bourne illnesses in Uganda. Ross Boyce is to lead the first study into prevalence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Uganda. Access the article here!

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Global Health Competencies

OIA Global Health Scholars Program Details

Selected Global Health Scholars

This competitive,two-year, multi-disciplinary program provides funding ( $8,000) to support the career and leadership development of UNC resident physicians with a strong interest in global health. Specifically, these funds will be used to support:

  • Resident-led research
  • Travel for an international elective
  • Resident travel expenses tied to attendance/presentation at a global health-related conference
  • Formal global health-related coursework, certification, or degree

UNC Global Health Scholars will be enrolled in a structured GHSP supported through a partnership of the OIA, Office of GME, and the residents’ home clinical departments. The OIA Global Health Scholars Program will leverage the extensive global health resources available at UNC Chapel Hill and elsewhere.

Residents may apply in any postgraduate year, but are strongly encouraged to apply in January of the PGY1 year to start at the beginning of the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that completion of requirements will take at least two years. (*Exceptions to the two year stipulation may be considered on a case by case basis for advanced trainees e.g. - Those who have already completed residency and are in fellowship training or preventive medicine residency).

Allie Halpern (MS1) UNC Project Malaw, 2012

 Application

How to Apply:

The application deadline is March 1 and participants will be notified by April 1.

Applicants should fill out the joint application form and indicate whether they are applying to enroll only in the Concentration in Global Health or additionally for consideration of acceptance as a UNC Global Health Scholar.

Residents interested in applying to the Global Health Scholars Program  must have the support of their residency director and an identified UNC faculty mentor.

* The UNC Global Health Scholars Program was established in collaboration with Drs Laura Ruhl and Rick Hobbs.*

For further information contact the OIA:

Shay Slifko (shay_slifko@med.unc.edu) Program Manager

Dr. Martha Carlough (martha_carlough@med.unc.edu ) Program Director

 

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