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UNC Family Medicine offers a two year Global Health Education Fellowship for recent graduates of accredited US Family Medicine Residency Programs. Early career academic family physicians who are interested in developing a global health career are invited to apply.


The Global Education Fellow spends 4.5 months per year in León, Nicaragua (site of the UNC Program in Nicaragua). While in Nicaragua, the fellow works with Nicaraguan partners at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León to improve primary care education and assist with Family Medicine Curriculum development.

The remaining months are spent performing clinical work at the UNC Family Medicine Center in Chapel Hill, NC and with the NC Farmworker Health Program, which provides primary care to farmworker populations in NC.

Additional time is dedicated to advancing educational programs in Nicaragua as well as mentorship by faculty in the DFM, UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health. The rich environment of the Triangle area offers ample opportunity to explore global health career paths, including education, research, and programmatic work.

Advanced proficiency in oral and written Spanish; strong clinical skills; family medicine board certification (or plan to take boards within 6 months); ability to spend 4.5 months per year on-site in Nicaragua; prior experience in developing world or underserved setting.  Prior experience working in Latin America is a plus.

July, 2017-June, 2019 (2 years)

Standard UNC clinical fellowship package with benefits and conference travel + additional expenses.

Please contact Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH at or Martha Carlough, MD, MPH at to request more information about the position or to request an application.