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The UNC Office of Global Health Education, in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to announce the UNC Global Health Scholars Program is welcoming new scholars. Residents/Fellows who complete all Global Health Scholars Program requirements will receive an OGHE/Office of GME certificate upon graduation from residency.

Two Letters of Support deadline: April 20, 2022

Award Decision: May 15, 2022

Program Start date: July, 2022

Timeline: Application must be submitted online via Qualtrics and the applicant’s deadline is firm. Two letters of support must be submitted through the online portal. Applications are reviewed and decisions are announced via email. Selected scholars accept and agree to a program start date of July 1st  of the same application year.

Funding: Two annual award stipends of $4,000 if scholar meets all program requirements and pending regular budgetary and progress meetings upheld with mentors regarding proposed project.

Application Instructions: All Resident Global Health Scholar applications must be submitted through our online application system by the posted deadline. Two letters of support are to be entered in the online application system and letter writers are to submit their letters by the LOR deadline. The two letters must come from the (1) Applicant’s Residency Program Director indicating approval to be in the two-year program, and (2) Faculty PI or mentor involved in the applicant’s proposed project.  Read below and access the application link through our website.

Online application components required include:

1) Qualtrics application form +

2) CV/Resume 

3) Purpose Statement

4) Project Description

5) Global Health Project Budget & Expenses

6) Enter details for two letter writers  (1) Your PI or project mentor (2) Your Residency Program Director

After reviewing the program requirements, please continue to read below to access the online 2021 Resident Global Health Scholars Program APPLICATION

Global Health Competencies Selected Global Health Scholars

This competitive,two-year, multi-disciplinary program provides funding ( $8,000) to support the career and leadership development of UNC resident physicians with a strong interest in global health. Specifically, these funds will be used to support:

  • Resident-led research
  • Travel for an international elective
  • Resident travel expenses tied to attendance/presentation at a global health-related conference
  • Formal global health-related coursework, certification, or degree

UNC Global Health Scholars will be enrolled in a structured GHSP supported through a partnership of the OGHE, Office of GME, and the residents’ home clinical departments. The OGHE Global Health Scholars Program will leverage the extensive global health resources available at UNC Chapel Hill and elsewhere.

Residents may apply in any postgraduate year, but are strongly encouraged to apply in March/April of the PGY1 year to start at the beginning of the subsequent academic year. It is anticipated that completion of requirements will take at least two years. (*Exceptions to the two year stipulation may be considered on a case by case basis for advanced trainees e.g. – Those who have already completed residency and are in fellowship training or preventive medicine residency).