The UNC Office of Global Health Education (formerly OIA), in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to offer the UNC Global Health Scholars Program. Residents who complete all Global Health Scholars Program requirements will receive an OGHE/Office of GME certificate upon graduation from residency.

Timeline: Applications are due March 1, Two letters of support are due March 15, and award decisions are announced via email by April 1. Selected scholars accept and agree to a program start date of July 1st  of the same application year.

Application Instructions: All resident applications must be submitted through the online system by 11:59pm EST on March 1. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on March 15.

With funding from the UNC IGHID Office of Global Health Education’s Global Health Scholars Program and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ross Boyce, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellow, will work with colleagues at UNC and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda to understand the prevalence of mosquito-bourne illnesses in Uganda. Ross Boyce is to lead the first study into prevalence of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Uganda. Access the article here!

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 January 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).

Global Health Scholars Application

Ready to apply? Once you begin the application, you are not able to navigate backwards within the application portal. We encourage you to download a sample, draft your responses, and complete the application in a single sitting. The two letters are the most consuming and, without them being submitted online by posted deadline, will result an an application being denied. Preview a full sample of the application before starting the online application portal SAMPLE Resident OGHE Global Health Scholars application.