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SHADOWING IS BACK!  

This valuable experience was on hold for over 2 years due to safety concerns during COVID, and now interested students who wish to explore primary care in an outpatient setting can spend time at the UNC Family Medicine Center with one of our wonderful clinicians!  USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER with UNC Health Volunteer Services and contact Katie Jelen (katie_jelen@med.unc.edu) to schedule your shadowing experience today!

The UNC-FMIG provides exploration and enrichment activities for medical students to highlight the need for primary care and the versatility of the specialty of family medicine. UNC has a nationally renowned program in family medicine and we provide a foundation for the students to interact and learn from the excellent family physicians and residents staff here. In addition we support community involvement activities in preventive medicine, medical skills enhancement, and leadership roles for students wishing to be involved in primary care. Furthermore we provide an opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available in the field of family medicine. By organizing various community projects, scheduling educational speakers, offering skill building sessions and attending conferences, our members acquire the qualities needed to become strong voices in policy and community leadership, as well as competent, compassionate physicians.

Students – Join NCAFP / AAFP for FREE!

 

 

DECEMBER:

For MS1 ONLY!  December 7 at noon in Bondurant G030. 

Summer opportunities in Family Medicine

Come hear from NCAFP and UNC Department of Family Medicine about clinical, research, and educational rotations & fellowships for your 2023 summer.

RSVP HERE

 

For MS2 ONLY!  December 7 at 6:00-7:30 pm in the Aycock Family Medicine Center Auditorium

Step Prep 

RSVP HERE

 

SAVE THE DATE!  NCAFP Family Medicine Day is February 18, 2023!

SHADOW in UNC Family Medicine Clinic – Contact Katie Jelen (katie_jelen@med.unc.edu) to schedule time with a resident or faculty in outpatient continuity clinic.  You must register with the SOM to shadow and it is only open to UNC medical students at this time.

NCAFP Externship Program – The NCAFP Family Medicine Externship Program is a 4-week summer learning experience that exposes rising second-year medical students to the daily activities of family physicians

NCAFP Rural Experience in Family Medicine – Immerse Yourself in Rural and/or Underserved Health Care! NCAFP’s Rural Health Programs are (2)-week immersion experiences in rural family medicine in North Carolina.

NCAFP Student Leadership Elective – The goal of NCAFP’s Leadership Elective is to increase a student’s knowledge of organized medicine and its role in medical education, including programs designed specifically for medical students and residents.

NCAFP / AAFP Loans & Funding Programs – The North Carolina Academy provides a number of funding options to medical student members interested in family medicine.

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholarship – Students entering their fourth year of Medical School in the Fall of 2016. Application Deadline March of 2017.

For more resources and opportunities, select here. 

Student Leaders

Nick Wells  nicholas_wells@med.unc.edu

Anna Jones  anna_m_jones@med.unc.edu

Faculty Advisers

Kelly Lacy Smith, MD
kelly_smith@med.unc.edu

Dawn Morriston, MPH

Dawn_morriston@med.unc.edu

Kayla Thompson, MA

kayla_thompson@med.unc.edu

Resident Liaisons

Wes Roten, R3

Hannah Smith, R2

 

If you have questions, comments, or would like to be on our e-mail list, please contact Kayla Bonnell kayla_bonnell@med.unc.edu