The UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is committed to providing respectful, evidence-based care to the women of North Carolina. We recognize that most of life occurs outside of the hospital and doctor’s office. We engage with our community outside of the exam room, learning from our patients and their communities while also sharing our expertise. An engaged community is a healthier community.
- Horizons: In a unique, residential, community-based setting, UNC Horizons provides care and treatment to pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder.
- Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC): Faculty and fellows precept at the oldest, student-run free clinic in the country.
- Residents’ Statement on Police Brutality and Commitment to Anti-Racism
- Advocating for equity: As health care providers, we speak out when we see injustice. Dr. Jasmine Johnson, former resident (Class of 2018) and maternal-fetal medicine fellow (Class of 2021) spoke out locally and on national television about the pandemic of racism.
- White Coat Wednesdays with the North Carolina Medical Society: Residents are invited to participate in an annual advocacy event organized by the North Carolina Medical Society. Participants go to Raleigh to learn about the workings of state government and how to be an effective advocate. They also take part in committee meetings, see the general Assembly in action, and meet one-on-one with local legislators.
- ACOG Congressional Leadership Congress: Selected residents go to Washington, DC to learn about the legislative process and how to be an effective lobbyist. Participants have the opportunity to meet their House Member and learn other important advocacy techniques (writing op-eds, using social media strategically, etc).