Global Health Partnerships
UNC Global Partner Sites
For summer 2023, we are pleased to partner with UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health, UNC Global Projects Zambia, and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to offer several placement opportunities for UNC Gillings residential MPH students and UNC School of Medicine first year students.
Funding: We expect to award up to $5,000 per student (final amount TBD)
UNC Affiliated Global Sites
AMOS Health and Hope (amoshealth.org) is a non-profit community health organization dedicated to reducing health inequities in Nicaragua where the poorest people suffering increased rates of preventable child death, malnutrition, and chronic illness. We use the strategy of strategy of community based primary health care (CBPHC), a comprehensive approach to improving health that links communities to facility-based care, emphasizes equity and the role of social determinants of health as well as the active participation of communities themselves.
Contact: Dr. Sylvia Becker-Dreps
Designated for MS1 and MS4s /Preclinical and clinical rotations. Child Family Health International (CFHI) is a global family of committed professionals and students who work at the grassroots level to promote the health of the world community. CFHI has multiple projects in numerous countries across the globe in primary care, pediatrics, maternal and child health, and more.
As a UNC student, you can waive the $45 application fee using the code: UNC2021
Contact the CFHI site contact directly.
Clinically focused programs (majority of daily activities are in clinical settings):
- Cordoba, Argentina: Hospital Medicine in Latin America
- La Paz, Bolivia: Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
- Quito, Ecuador: Urban/Rural Andean Health
- Quito, Ecuador: Intensive Beginner Spanish & Healthcare in Ecuador
- Cape Coast, Ghana: Hospital Medicine in Coastal Ghana
- Northern India: Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation
- Mumbai, India: Hospital Medicine & Infectious Disease
- Oaxaca, Mexico: Realities of Health Access & Inequities
- Philippines: Remote Island Medicine
- Cape Town, South Africa: Healthcare Challenges
- Durban, South Africa: HIV/AIDS & Healthcare
- Accra, Ghana: Child Health & Social Determinants
- Pune, India: Maternal Child Health
Designated for MS1s/ Global Health Policy & Development. Designed to equip students to take on the pressing global health challenges of our time, the Global Health Fellows Program will provide students with both an academic and experiential perspective on how inter-governmental institutions, public-private partnerships, and non-governmental organizations shape global health policy. By combining internships and an intensive course on global health issues, the program is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how global health policy is formulated and implemented. View the website for more details.
Designated for MS1s/community health/mobile healthcare unit. Himalayan Health Exchange’s (HHE) expeditions combine service, education and adventure to provide care to the underserved populations in select, remote areas of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. Each trip combines service with team members providing care while also experiencing the land, its natural environment, people and culture.
University of Navarra, Medical School, Spain
Designated for MS4s / clinical rotation.The School of Medicine at the Universidad de Navarra has a significant international dimension that is enhanced each year through exchange agreements with universities in other countries. The Medical School’s global recognition is also strengthened by its affiliation with the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), and its Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited teaching hospital – Clinica Universidad de Navarra (CUN).
Incoming students will be incorporated in clinical rotations in our teaching hospital CUN. Students should have a communicative level of Spanish to completely enjoy their clinical rotations. 4th year students with a higher level of Spanish can access other rotations in Primary Health Care Centers and regional hospitals in rural areas of Navarra.For those students who wish to improve their Spanish, we can incorporate, with the clinical rotations, language and culture classes through our language School ILCE (minimum 6 students for the classes.)The Universidad de Navarra is located in the city of Pamplona. The region is situated next to the Basque Country in the northeast of Spain; recognized for its clean-tech and biotech industry, and is globally known for its local celebrations (Sanfermines). It is one of the safest areas in Europe and one of the top-30 in terms of GDP.
Contact: Patricia Sáinz de Robredo Jiménez / firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated for MS4s/ clinical rotations/research rotations possible upon request
- Type of rotation: We offer rotations in almost every specialty, except for Obstetrics and Gynecology (because of patients’ privacy matters).
- Duration of rotation: Visiting medical students commit to a 4 week rotation.
- Level of Spanish: We do a skype interview to all possible visiting students, to assess if they have a conversational level of Spanish. Writing is not necessary, but we believe that they must be able to communicate adequately in Spanish for them to really learn in their rotation. Patients at our hospitals do not speak English at all.
- Location of rotation: Clinical electives are undertaken in a hospital or in private practice. Two of the hospitals where our international students usually go to are Hospital Cayetano Heredia and Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza. According to the specialty of interest, we have also sent some of our students to Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN) or Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN). We also consider some private hospitals (we have arranged this type of rotations in case the student is interested in looking at inequities in health access).
- Supervision and students’ expectations: Every student have a designated tutor. They also become part of the team (according to the department the rotation takes place) conformed by residents, interns, students, but they are always supervised by an attending physician.
- Housing: We have university housing. It´s in a safe area of town, near a Metropolitan station (which facilitates transport to our University). It is a small house, which has 8 bedrooms. Cost is approximately USD 30 per night for an individual room and USD 15 per night for a shared room. We can also recommend apartments that have been used in the past by visiting students. We also have information from other students who have visited and have rented through AirBnB, and we know are in good conditions.
- Information regarding transport: We have a guide that we offer the students before they come. It is written in Spanish. It has some information regarding transport. Also, Cristina Kochi, a recent graduate who works at our office receives the students when they arrive to the university and shows them around and gives orientation.
- Cost: One month clinical site fee equals $1,600 USD
- Contact: For permission and interest, please contact Dr. Cecilia Veronic Herbozo Nory at email@example.com
- Guía del visitante herediano (PDF Visitor’s Guide)