What is The Paul A. Godley Art of Medicine Fellowship?

This fellowship was developed to continue the student-led program, ‘Can We Talk About Race?’ Founded in 2019, the Paul A. Godley Art of Medicine Fellowship awards $2,500 to two second-year medical students, in good academic standing, interested in working to ensure the curriculum and culture at UNC SOM is not only inclusive, but explicitly anti-racist. Interested students should also have a passion for working with social justice and the arts.

“Can We Talk About Race?”

A curricular program within medical education that uses art to discuss issues of racism and representation in medicine. The goal of this program is to integrate student work as a curricular enhancement of several core School of Medicine courses within the Social and Health Systems series.This program exists through an ongoing partnership between UNC SOM and the Ackland Art Museum, with the goal of integrating this work as a curricular enhancement of several core School of Medicine courses within the Social and Health Systems series.”

Values & Expectations

(a) Leadership. Serve in a leadership capacity to facilitate an open line of communication between the student body and the SOM regarding diversity initiatives.

(b) Innovation. Ensure the continuation of ‘Can We Talk About Race?’ by organizing at least one annual open session for the broader UNC SOM community as well as coordinating discussion leader trainings for the curricular portion of the program. Planning for these events must occur during the summer in order to ensure that the programs are ready to be delivered during the Fall Semester.

(c) Scholarship. Pursue research regarding racial disparities in Medical Education and/or Public Health

Scholarship Application

Applications are due February 15, 2020.

2019 “Can We Talk About Race” Event