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Consistent with UNC System guidance (, medical students and residents/fellows under GME require an exemption for all UNC-affiliated global travel. OGHE fully intends to support global opportunities and we will work with you to obtain travel exemptions where it is possible and appropriate beginning January 2022. Please see under “Global Health Opportunities” for medical students or resident physicians for more information. At this time OGHE is only able to support travel exemption requests for travel of at least 4 week duration and with at least 45 days notice prior to planned departure. 

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The Office of Global Health Education (OGHE) develops programmatic structure, support, and engagement in global medical education for UNC medical students and resident physicians interested in global health. We are affiliated with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.


OGHE Newsletter:

Insights and Foresights from a Pandemic Year,” November 29, 2021