**PLEASE NOTE that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year, which includes periods 9, 10, 11 and 12. These elective periods are full. You are welcome to complete the application for the upcoming 2014-2015 year at any time. However, the first review of applicants applying for Fall 2014 (Periods 2-6) will not be conducted or approved until late Spring 2014. Accepted students will be confirmed in an elective course in June 2014 or later. Applicants applying for Spring 2015 (Periods 7-12) will not be reviewed or approved until late Fall 2014. Accepted students will be confirmed in an elective course in October 2014 or later.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill accepts a limited number of foreign medical students into clinical electives during each academic year for what we hope is an educational, engaging, challenging, and positive segment of your medical education. You must be in your final year of medical school when you arrive at UNC for your elective. Electives are each approximately four-weeks in duration, and students may take more than one if they choose and if they perform satisfactorily in their initial elective. Applications are accepted year round. Most students complete electives at UNC Chapel Hill, but we also have electives available at affiliated hospitals throughout North Carolina in cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
Our office is dedicated to guiding you through the application process, assisting you with the logistics involved in completing an international elective, and serving as a helpful resource during your stay in Chapel Hill. We understand that your final year of medical school is a very busy year, and we want to make planning your elective at UNC as easy as possible.
For more information, please click the link below to our online application. To download a brochure, click . Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for common questions and answers. If you have further questions, please contact us:
Office of International Activities Phone: 919-962-6195
UNC-CH School of Medicine Skype: unc_med_international
CB# 9535, 1066 Bondurant Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9535
Countries Represented in the International Visiting Student Program (as of September 2012, not including Caribbean Schools)
To apply to participate in the International Visiting Students program, please visit our Online Application page for the application and requirements.
If you have been accepted into the IVS program, visit our list of Useful Links for visiting students and review Preparation for Accepted International Visiting Students. We have provided informational links to help guide you. We also recommend visiting the FAQs for answers to common inquires.