Student Organizations

Other Like-Minded Student Organizations

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)

SHAC is a student led organization whose mission is to: Provide free health services to local underserved individuals and communities, Partner with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs, and Create an interdisciplinary service learning environments for students in the health science programs at UNC.

www.med.unc.edu/shac

Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish (CAMPOS)

The Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish (CAMPOS) is an enrichment program offered to entering students who have intermediate to advanced Spanish fluency. It is designed to run concurrently with the traditional curriculum. The goal of CAMPOS is to graduate more students who can independently care for the increasing number Latino patients in North Carolina. CAMPOS students have special electives they are encouraged to take, and when possible, are placed in communities with high numbers of Spanish-speaking patients so they can practice their medical and language skills.

www.med.unc.edu/campos

International Health Forum

The International Health Forum a student group at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine that encourages the understanding of international health issues through lunch meetings, projects, and providing information on international opportunities available to UNC students. We hope that this site will be useful to anyone who is interested in learning about any aspect of global health.

www.med.unc.edu/ihf

Honduran Health Alliance (HHA)

The Honduran Health Alliance is an international alliance of organizations working together in the areas of education, capacity building, health and development. Member groups are dedicated to common ideals of cooperation and partnership coupled with self-determination to facilitate our on-going work. The current focus of our work is promoting women's health and community development.

Each summer, a group of UNC medical and public health students travels to Honduras for a women's health education and screening project. Students visit six partner communities where they live with families and give health education talks for community women. One goal is supporting local lay health promoters to teach men and women about basic health issues. Supervised by UNC physicians, students also organize and run a screening clinic for community women.

www.med.unc.edu/hha

Proyecto Puentes de Salud (PPS)

The founding goal of Proyecto Puentes de Salud (PPS) is to ameliorate health care inequalities by serving as a “health bridge” between underserved Latino communities—both in North Carolina and in Mexico—and needed health services. Our method for building this bridge is twofold: first, to provide quality medical attention to underserved and disadvantaged communities in Guanajuato, Mexico, and second, to conduct meaningful research that will inform effective intervention programs in the future. 

Since the summer of 2006, PPS has been serving Juventino Rosas, a community within the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, each summer with health screenings and educational presentations. This year, PPS is thrilled to be expanding our scope to include a new project in the nearby town of San Miguel de Allende, also in Guanajuato.

www.med.unc.edu/pps