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Step 1 – Get a clear understanding of what your options are for electives during residency at UNC

Here is a list of places and organizations residents have worked with in the past. It might be helpful to look at these resources and some of the national and international organizations that medical students at UNC have worked with over the years. Also, we have access to other resources and several global health education listservs that we can use to help you find a site or organization. Planning any kind of international project takes a considerable amount of time and energy and its important to start the process early and to have your international elective approved by your program director and the GME office. Moreover, sometimes a trip can fall through for a variety of reasons thus the earlier you plan, the more time you will have to work out the kinks or make other plans.

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