Overview and Application Process:

The purpose of the Community Service and Care of the Underserved Scholarly Concentration is to develop a student’s skills and knowledge base in the care of underserved populations as well as developing leadership skills applicable to experiences leading community service or resource-poor organizations.

Applications will be open to foundation phase students.

Foundation Phase Requirements:

  • 48 hours of community service and 3-5 page reflective paper (submit the documentation of these hours and submit the paper via the assessments tab on Sakai prior to March of of 2nd year)—students can participate in one of the pre-approved community service activities (list here) or propose their own activity to be included
  • Optional 1 non-clinical elective related to underserved populations ( students can elect to do one elective in foundation phase and then do only  2 in the individualization phase)
  • Note: If students additionally complete a clinical elective during foundation phase related to underserved populations (list here), they can reduce their underserved populations clinical rotations in Individualization Phase to 2.

Application/Individualization Phase Requirements:

  • 48 hours of community service and a 3-5 page reflective paper (documentation of hours and paper due to assignments tab on March 1st of the year in which you graduate)
  • 3 total clinical rotations related to underserved populations are required. Students can either complete 1 of these rotations in Foundation Phase and 2 in Individualization Phase, or 3 during Individualization Phase. List of eligible rotations is here.

Requirements across all semesters:

  • Each semester, students will meet with their community mentor.
  • Prior to graduation, complete 6 modules
    • Currently prepared modules: Medicare and Medicaid, Chronic Poverty, Health Literacy, Homelessness, Who are the Underserved, LGBT (modules in process are Needs Assessment, Interdisciplinary Care, and Incarcerated Healthcare)

 

Proposed Eligible Foundation Phase Electives:

  • FMME 259: Migrant Farmworker Health
  • MEDI 496: Rural Health Coalition Seminar Series
  • MEDI 527: Global Health Research
  • OBGN 430: Medical Mandarin
  • SOCM 404: Global/International Projects in Social Medicine
  • SOCM 405: Health Systems and Population Health Research
  • GLBE 204: Community Based Primary Health Care Elective in Nicaragua
  • GLBE 201: Foundations in Global Health
  • Rural Health Coalition Seminar Series
  • MEDI 610: Introductory Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
  • MEDI 613: Intermediate Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
  • MEDI 615: Advanced Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
  • SOCM 405: Health Systems and Population Health Research

 

Proposed Eligible Clinical Electives:

  • ERMD 409: International Elective in Emergency Medicine
  • ERMD 414: Emergency Care in East Africa
  • ERMD 415: Fever in the Tropics-A Tropical Medicine Mini-Course
  • ERMD 418: Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship
  • ERMD 419: Global Health Emergency Medicine Elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Charlotte Campus
  • ERMD 421: Emergency Medicine Healthcare disparities, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte Campus
  • FMME 271/471: Proyecto Puentes de Salud
  • FMME 410: New Models of Health Care for the Underserved
  • FMME 416: Western North Carolina Adventure in Family Medicine
  • FMME 419: Urban Medicine in Family Medicine – Charlotte Campus AHEC
  • FMME 425: International Fieldwork in Family Medicine
  • FMME 433: Honduran Health Alliance
  • FMME 454: Family Medicine Elective in Maternity Care in Rural Western North Carolina
  • FMME 457: Combined Ambulatory Care Experience at MAHEC’s Family Medicine Residency Programs – Asheville & Hendersonville
  • FMME 459: Migrant Farmworker Health
  • FMME 460: Rural Family Medicine in Western NC
  • FMME 463: Rural Family Medicine, Lenoir NC
  • FMME 464: Correctional Health Elective
  • MEDI 507: UNC Latino Health Polyclinic
  • MEDI 509B: Science of Medicine Selective in Urban HIV Clinic, Carolinas Medical Center – Charlotte Campus
  • MEDI 527: Global Health Research
  • MEDI 528: Advanced Community Health Elective, Charlotte Campus
  • OBGN 429: Elective in Gynecological Emergency Unit, Brazil
  • PEDS 437: HIV and Maternal –Child Health in Kabale, Uganda
  • PEDS 456: Elective in Outpatient Pediatrics, Goldsboro NC
  • PEDS 457: Elective in Rural Pediatrics, Western NC
  • SOCM 404: Global/International Projects in Social Medicine
  • SURY 429: Elective Acting Internship in Rural Western North Carolina
  • SURY 455: General Surgery Rural Rotation, Siler City, NC
  • SURY 458: Acting Internship in Rural Surgery, Lenoir, NC
  • GLBE 404: Community Based Primary Health Care Elective in Nicaragua
  • GLBE 401: Foundations in Global Health
  • GLBE 402: Refugee and Immigrant Health
  • VIDAS in Siler City

 

Proposed Eligible Community Service Opportunities (If student would like to suggest a different community service activity to be added to list can email Dr. Mounsey with description of activity for approval):

  • Samaritan Health Clinic
  • SHAC (and all underlying programs)
  • NC DNA Day
  • IMPACT
  • Kidney Outreach Program
  • MEDWorld
  • Students Teaching Early Prevention (STEP) on STI’s
  • TelAbility
  • Migrant Farworkers
  • Rape Crisis Center