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The School of Medicine Global Courses are designated for UNC medical students. Whether you are looking to go abroad, or take a class locally that has a global focus, there are many opportunities. For a complete list of GOING GLOCAL opportunities, refer to the PDF here.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse DirectorDepartmentDescriptionSite/Location
GLBE 405Comparative Health SystemsMartha Carlough
Shay Slifko
Sylvia Becker Dreps
Global Health / offered through the OGHEApplication phase (MS3) and Individualization phase (MS4).This is a four week elective for UNC medical students (hospital or clinic based) outside of the USA. After completing the elective, the student will have gained a better understanding of the medical system in the country of elective vs. the USA, including issues of public and private financing, insurance and training for health care providers.faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerMulti site with faculty approval
ERMD 409International Elective in Emergency MedicineJustin MyersEmergency Medicine4th year elective:Independent International Elective with ER focus, work with Dr. Myers to find a location: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerMulti site with faculty approval
ERMD 419Global Health Emergency Medicine Elective in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDr. Adeline Dozois (located at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte) Emergency Medicine (Charlotte)4th year elective: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerTanzania
FMME 133/433Honduran Health AllianceJessica Morse
Narges Farahi
Family MedicineMS1 and MS4 elective, student led Honduran Health Alliance (women's health and cervical cancer screening): faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerHonduras
FMME 171Proyecto Puentes de SaludEvan AshkinFamily MedicineMS1 elective, Proyecto Puentes de Salud, MS1s traveling with faculty for summer community health program in Mexico: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerMexico
FMME 404Global Health in Family Medicine - Ashville, NC and HondurasBenjamin Gilmer (Benjamin.Gilmer@mahec.net)
Coordinator: Lisa Keiber (Lisa.Keiber@mahec.net)
Family Medicine (MAHEC-Asheville)4th year elective,Specific global health elective originating out of Asheville, with group trip to Honduras through Shoulder to Shoulder in August annually: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerHonduras
GLBE 477Global Primary CareMartha Carlough
Shay Slifko
Sylvia Becker Dreps
Global Health/ offered through the OGHEApplication phase (MS3) and Individualization phase (MS4): This is a four week elective for UNC medical students intended for a primary care oriented global clinical or community health experience outside of the USA; preferably in a developing country. After completing the elective, the student will have gained a broader understanding of the primary health care movement historically and key primary health care issues in the country of their elective as well as identify the impact that socioeconomics and culture have on health care delivery.: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to register (if global travel involved)Multi site with faculty approval
GLBE 459Migrant Farmworker HealthGayle Thomas
Martha Carlough
InterdisciplinaryMigrant farmworker health elective for rising MS2s or MS4sBenson, NC or Hendersonville, NC
GLBE 402Refugee and Immigrant Health, Greensboro NCJeffrey Walden (Jeffrey.Walden@mosescone.com)
Martha Carlough
InterdisciplinaryRefugee and Immigrant Health elective based out of Greensboro with community and clinical experience for MS4s: faculty approval + (only if global travel involved) OGHE approval required to registerMulti site with faculty approval
GLBE 404Community based Primary Health Care Elective in NicaraguaSylvia Becker Dreps
Martha Carlough
Interdisciplinary AMOS/Nicaragua courseMS2/MS4: Nicaragua-based elective for rising MS2s (community health based) or MS4s (more clinical experience) with AMOS in Nicaragua and the University of Leon, Nicaragua: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerLeon, Nicaragua
GLBE 101/401Foundations of Global HealthMartha CarloughGlobal Health course/ offered through the OGHECombination of on-line modules, learning activities and reflection papers AND a minimum of a 2 week global health experience.faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerMulti site with faculty approval
PERU 406International Elective in PeruMarco AlemanInternal Medicine4th year medicine elective; Trujillo, Peru
GLBE 546Global Health in Leon, NicaraguaMichael YeungInternal Medicine4th year cardiology electiveLeon, Nicaragua
MEDI 423Advance Practice Selective-Medicine MalawiIrving Hoffman
Mina Hosseinipour
Internal Medicine4th year elective; at UNC Malawi site in Lilongwe - by permission only. faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerLilongwe, Malawi
GLBE 403Emergency Medicine in a Resource-Limited SettingJustin Myers
Christine Knettel
Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine4th year elective: Tropical Medicine Mini-course in Tanzania.faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerTanzania
APSM 402-5Internal Medicine - PortugalAna C.G.FelixInternal Medicine/Neurology4th year elective, Advanced Practice Selective in Sao Joao, Portugal offered only Blocks 4-10: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerPorto, Portugal
GLBE 151Medical Student Global Health ResearchMartha Carlough
Contact: Shay Slifko
Global Health /Research elective offered through the OGHEMS1 Elective: 8-week credit-bearing research elective with permission from Dr. Martha Carlough and the site mentor in conjunction with OGHE approval.Multi site with faculty approval
GLBE 450Global RadiologyMelissa Culp
Sheryl Jordan
Radiology4th year radiology elective; international or domestic project with supervised write-up of experiences and/or researchMulti-site with course director approval
SOCM 404 International Projects in Social MedicineBarry Saunders (barry_saunders@med.unc.edu)
Social Medicine4th yr elective-Independent international health elective, work with involve faculty to find appropriate experience and location for an elective related to social medicineMulti site with faculty approval
SURY 464Surgery in Malawi, AfricaAnthony CharlesSurgery4th year elective in Malawi: faculty approval + OGHE approval required to registerLilongwe, Malawi
GLBE 105Global and Interprofessional Approaches to Solve Complex CasesMartha CarloughGlobal Health3 credit elective. Completion of 2 semesters of Foundation PhaseChapel HIll