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Trainee & Faculty Initiatives

Our office exists to promote the school’s mission of educating future physicians who can help meet the health care needs of our state, the nation, and the global community.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement Trainee and Faculty Initiatives are intended to support our School of Medicine faculty and trainees (residents, fellows, and postdocs) from underrepresented groups across our clinical and basic science departments. These initiatives aim to strengthen our institution’s efforts to recruit trainees, faculty, and senior leaders from marginalized groups and to provide them opportunities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in their chosen fields.

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Trainee and Faculty Initiatives in the School of Medicine are essential to ensuring that our pipeline of talented underrepresented students doesn’t end once the students receive their degrees, but rather carries them forward to support them as they progress through clinical trainee or postdoc programs and into faculty and leadership positions within academic medicine. These initiatives help to foster community amongst peers, create mentorship and sponsorship opportunities that enhance professional development, build inclusive work and learning environments, and ultimately create a workforce that reflects the diverse needs of our learners and patients.

Resources for Faculty Success

Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development – UNC School of Medicine

The primary mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is to support the development of our faculty members and to provide resources to assure their academic success.

Academic Personnel

Academic Personnel Office, on behalf of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, provides leadership, management and oversight of the human resources function for university faculty members and supports the academic units in their efforts to fulfill the core missions of the university. This includes partnering with administrators, managers, HR professionals, faculty and staff to develop and refine faculty human resources policies and best practices.

University Ombuds Office

University Ombuds Office is a safe place where all Carolina staff, faculty, students and administrators are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any campus issue, problem, or dispute.


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UNC School of Medicine
4030 Bondurant Hall, CB 7000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599