Hispanic Health Initiative
CAMPOS is an enrichment program to entering medical students who have intermediate to advanced Spanish fluency. This program is one strategy to address a critical need in the state of NC: a shortage of linguistically and culturally competent physicians caring for the growing number of Latino patients.
Students have the opportunity to take an immersion elective over the first two years, in addition to being in the community with Latino populations. During your 3rd and 4th year roations, you can also request to be placed in UNC and AHEC sites that primarily see Spanish-speaking populations. Please visit the website for details of the CAMPOS curriculum over the four years of medical school: http://www.med.unc.edu/campos/curriculum
There are many opportunities for UNC School of Medicine students to engage in local and international activities to promote health careers awareness and opportunities for Hispanic youth, as well as interact with the communities to provide health knowledge. Please click on the following organizations for more information.
Medical student organization that promotes diversity awareness and inclusiveness for the purpose of having more culturally competent physicians.
Student-run organization at UNC-Chapel Hill which has been founded for the purpose of improving health outcomes for NC farmworkers through collaboration with UNC medical students, CAMPOS, NC Farmworkers Health Program, and migrant farmworkers.
International alliance of organizations working together in the areas of education, capacity building, health, and development. A group of students from UNC Schools of Medicine and Public Health travel to Honduras to give education talks to local women and run a week-long clinic for women, which includes cervical cancer screening and family planning counseling and resources.
The LMSA UNC Chapter’s primary goal is to gather students of all backgrounds at the undergraduate and graduate levels alongside physicians, to work together on improving the health of the Latino community. The organization was established in the Fall of 2013.
A student organization at UNC SOM serving Hispanic communities in NC and in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico with the purpose of ameliorating health care inequalities by serving as a “health bridge” between underserved Latino communities in NC and in Mexico.
A forum for the practice and development of Spanish language and clinical interpreting skills. Membership is open to all UNC students and employees interested in improving their ability to speak Spanish in healthcare settings.