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UNC Global Women’s Health (GWH), in the Department of OBGYN, is a unique group of clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals working to improve the health of women in the world’s poorest countries. The GWH Division is led by Dr. Jeffrey Stringer and Dr. Ben Chi and offers unique residency research opportunities.

Additionally the Global Health Scholars Program, in the School of Medicine, is a competitive, two-year, multi-disciplinary program that provides funding to support the career and leadership development of UNC resident physicians with a strong interest in global health. The program is supported through the UNC Office of Global Health and Infectious Diseases (OGHID). Specifically, these funds will be used to support:

  • Resident-led research
  • Travel for an international elective
  • Resident travel expenses for attendance and presentation at a global health-related conference
  • Formal global health-related coursework, certification, or degree

Residents have the opportunity to apply to the Global Health Scholars Program at the end of the PGY1 year. If accepted, you will perform global health activities while based in Chapel Hill in the PGY2 year, and one block of elective time in the host country in the PGY3 year (during the Non-Pullable rotation). You will also have the opportunity to present your global health research during your time as an OBGYN resident.