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First Generation Medical Students

The Office of Rural Initiatives and the Office of Special Programs are excited to announce a new initiative to offer first-generation medical students a supportive network of peers, mentors, and resources, as well as a safe space to discuss their unique challenges. With generous funding support from NC AHEC through AHEC Innovation Grant Program, the Office of Rural Initiatives and Office of Special Programs in partnership with faculty and staff who identify as first-generation seek to provide visible support for students who identify as first-generation students on the UNC School of Medicine Campus.

If you are a current medical student who identifies as first-generation (defined as first in the family to graduate with a college degree) and are interested in joining monthly meetings, please email Meredith Bazemore to be added to the email list for more information.

If you are an incoming student, or interested applicant, interested in learning more about how UNC School of Medicine supports and celebrates first-generation students, feel free to use the Get Involved page and we can connect you to current students participating in the program.

If you are faculty or staff, and interested in becoming a mentor for the program, please email Meredith Bazemore.