Want to do a global health elective during medical school?

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We are happy to help you in the Office of Global Health Education. Email the OGHE Assistant Director, Shay Slifko, for an appointment or stop by our office.

The beginning of your first year is not too early to begin thinking about what you would be interested in doing. Often overseas correspondence and project organization entail long delays, so be patient and persistent. It is not impossible to put together a good project in a few months, but you will be less frantic if you have more time. Sometimes a trip can fall through for a variety of reasons.

Start planning early and you will have more time to work out the kinks or make other plans.

Browse the experiences of other UNC medical students, and other useful resources. Consider the “Elective Selection Tool” for choosing an international health elective.

We work hard to take the interest and ideas from medical students and residents and form them into educational, research, and mentoring objectives and ways of learning."
-Dr. Martha Carlough, OGHE Director and Professor of Family Medicine