Preparation for Accepted International Visiting Students

Initial Meeting

If you are unable to arrange a time to meet earlier, please arrive at  (321 South Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC) UNC School of Medicine at room 1066 Bondurant Hall at 8:00 am on the first day of your elective. You will need to fill out some paperwork, get your ID badge and complete any needed immunizations at that time, as well as learn some of the specifics of our program. Please also write down your Personal Identification Number (PID) which will be in the elective confirmation letter. This will be an important number to know during your time at UNC. Refer to the IVS Student Guide for helpful information and answers to common questions students have when beginning an elective at UNC. After the initial requirements are completed, you will then go to the location listed for your individual elective.  This interactive map may help you locate your elective within the hospital.

Here is a link to a full-sized campus map (Slow to load. Bondurant Hall is in section G16): http://www.maps.unc.edu/CampusMaps/PdfMaps/CampusMapIndexed2005_11x17.pdf

Digital campus map: http://maps.unc.edu/

Shared Location example: http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=111&mrkIid=126962

Below is a map showing the location of Bondurant Hall and the visitor parking deck. Click to see full map.

 

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Parking

If you are coming by car, the best place to park is in the Dogwood Parking Deck on Manning Avenue (section F18 on the map). The cost is $1.50 per hour. Chapel hill also has a free bus and park-and-ride system that you can use.

Payment

The payment for each elective is $2,500 per four-week elective as of January 1, 2016. To pay the elective fee online using a credit card, click here. Payment needs to made no later than the first day of the elective. Failure to submit payment on the first day will result in your course director being contacted and you not being able to attend your elective until full payment is received by the OIA. Money orders and checks are also accepted and made payable to the UNC School of Medicine.

Health Insurance

If you are a US citizen, you will need to provide a copy of your health insurance card and fill out the Health Insurance Verification Form. If you are not a US citizen, UNC requires you to purchase Health Insurance through the university, and the cost is approximately $40 a month.

Immunizations

If you need an immunization we will set up an appointment with UNC Campus Health. Students will typically go for an appointment on the first day of their elective after our meeting. A PPD skin test costs about $10. Students are responsible for any fees assessed for immunizations completed at Campus Health.  A bill will be sent to our office a few days after the immunization, and students will be notified that they need to make the payment.

OSHA and HIPAA training

You are required to complete OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training and Tuberculosis training. You are also required to complete HIPAA training. These trainings will be completed through an online system called LMS.  You will receive an email with log-in information.

NOTE: Completion of these training modules are necessary even if you have undergone similar training at another institution.

EPIC access

EPIC is the name of a program that will give you access to patient information.  Before you arrive you have to complete required online training.Your elective has requested that you receive FULL access. Please be aware that the online training may take up to 2 hours to complete.  Additionally, you will complete your HIPAA and OSHA trainings through the LMS system.   Additionally, you will not have access to patient information, notes, etc. until you complete this training.  To generate access and have it available to you in advance of your elective, it is imperative that you complete the following EPIC Access Request Formas quickly as possible following receiving confirmation of your elective.

Visiting Medical students MUST complete Epic@UNC, the electronic health record education involving integrated systems before beginning work within UNC Health Care.  Your Department has requested that all students who are enrolled in their electives receive Full Access. 

Each medical student is responsible for his/her enrollment in class and completion of training for the Epic@UNC Training Plan described below.  The UNC Health Care Learning Management System (LMS) is used for class enrollment and completion of online pre-learning courses. Please follow the instructions below.

Please note this training can take up to 2 hours to complete.  You may save your progress and return.  It does not have to be completed in one sitting. 

Consent, Confidentiality, and Emergency Contact Forms

Please be sure that you have completed the Consent form, Confidentiality form, and Emergency Contact Form and emailed them to the OIA prior to arrival.

Housing

Housing is the responsibility of the student and you are expected to find your own housing for the duration of your elective. Students can look for accommodation from either the housing list we send to you or through other means listed below. Please be advised that the UNC Office of International Activities does not endorse one rental company or room rental over another, nor do we inspect properties that are listed on this website.  For your safety, we encourage you to use caution and good judgment when responding to or viewing any rental properties.  When possible, it is best for you to visit any property you are considering prior to signing a lease.

Medical students can find rooms through external websites like http://rotatingroom.com/.

Additionally, UNC offers guest apartments through: http://housing.unc.edu/guests/ , however the rates can be expensive.

Other websites used in the U.S. to find housing include Craigslist or Airbnb.  Be sure to select Chapel Hill unless you will have personal transportation during your stay. It is important to be extremely careful if using these websites, as anyone can post (not just students) and there is no guarantee of quality or safety.