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UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship

The UNC School of Medicine has a long and distinguished history of providing educational enrichment programs for medical students. These programs are designed to expand the student view of medicine outside of the general curriculum and enhance the medical student experience. The UNC Medical Horizons Fellowship provides the opportunity for both a UNC medical student and an undergraduate Carolina Covenant scholar ( to participate in UNC Project-Malawi, a research, care, and training program in the capital city of Lilongwe. Each spring, one outstanding MS1 student and one Carolina Covenant scholar will be selected as UNC Medical Horizons Fellows. Both students will spend a month (June) in Malawi observing and participating in various projects/procedures designed to improve patient care for the people of Malawi. All activities will be organized and supervised by UNC Department of Surgery Faculty in collaboration with the NC Jaycee Burn Center. Each student will be awarded $4,000 to fund their experience in Malawi. Fellows will be notified no later than the end of March.

* UNC medical students, direct all inquiries related to the Medical Horizon Fellowship to

*UNC undergraduate Carolina Covenant Scholars, direct all inquiries related to the Medical Horizon Fellowship to

First-year medical students must be actively enrolled and in good academic standing in UNC medical school during the time of this fellowship, and may receive credit for one pre-clinical elective (6 hours) as MS1s. Academic credit must be approved and is not granted automatically. The medical student recipient must complete travel health and safety requirements for UNC medical students, including obtaining emergency evacuation insurance, completing their travel in the UNC Global Travel Registry, sign the Code of Conduct as well as completing the two required on-line travel modules and quizzes through the OIA and any other requirements instated by the UNC School of Medicine. (see for complete details)

All applying students must be in good academic standing, must be a US citizen, a strong interest in global health and surgery preferred though not required, and must be available for 4 weeks between late May through end of June.