The listed electives are both international and global health local electives for enrolled UNC medical students. Whether you are looking to go abroad, or take a class locally that has a global focus, there are many opportunities.

GLOBAL AND GLOCAL OPPORTUNITIES
Course #
Faculty advisors/course director
Department
Description

APSM

 

Ana C.G.Felix anafelix@med.unc.edu

 

Michael Harrigan harrigan@med.unc.edu
Internal Medicine/Neurology Advanced Practice Selective in Sao Joao, Portugal offered only Blocks 4-10
Irving Hoffman

 

Internal Medicine
Advanced Practice Selective at UNC Malawi site in Lilongwe – available for MS4s only and by permission.
Surgery Advanced Practice Selective in Malawi

ERMD

Justin Myers
Emergency Medicine
Independent International Elective with ER focus, work with Dr. Brice to find a location
ERMD 414/415

cross-listed as GLBE 403

Justin Myers

justin_myers@med.unc.edu

Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Fever in the Tropics: Tropical Medicine Mini-course in Tanzania.
ERMD 419 Erin Noste (Dr. Noste is located at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte) Emergency Medicine 4th year elective to Tanzania

FMME

 

Sylvia Becker-Dreps
Family Medicine
Independent global health elective, work with Dr. Carlough or Dr. Becker-Dreps to find a location

 

Family Medicine
student led Honduran Health Alliance (women’s health and cervical cancer screening)
FMME 404/APSM 401-13

 

Coordinator: Gaye Colvin
Family Medicine (MAHEC-Asheville)
Specific global health elective originating out of Asheville, with group trip to Honduras through Shoulder to Shoulder in August annually

GLB/ Interdisciplinary

GLBE 201/401 Martha Carlough martha_carlough@med.unc.edu
Interdisciplinary Foundations in Global Health course offered through the OIA
Combination of on-line modules, learning activities and reflection papers AND a minimum of a 2 week global health experience.
GLBE 204/404 Sylvia Becker Dreps

sbd@unc.edu

Interdisciplinary AMOS/Nicaragua course – community based primary health care health
Nicaragua-based elective for rising MS2s (community health based) or MS4s (more clinical experience) with AMOS in Nicaragua and the University of Leon, Nicaragua
GLBE 202/402 Jeffrey Walden Jeffrey.Walden@mosescone.com

Martha Carlough martha_carlough@med.unc.edu

Interdisciplinary
Refugee and Immigrant Health elective based out of Greensboro with community and clinical experience for MS4s

(cross listed as FMME 259/459

Gayle Thomas

Martha Carlough martha_carlough@med.unc.edu

Interdisciplinary
Migrant farmworker health elective for rising MS2s or MS4s locations either Benson NC or Hendersonville NC

OBGN

Ricardo Francalacci Savaris (Brazil); Steven L Young (UNC-USA) steven_young@med.unc.edu
OB/GYN
Gynecological emergency unit in Brazil

PEDS

Tom Belhorn
Pediatrics
HIV and Maternal –Child Health in Kabale, Uganda. Linked to CFHI elective: must apply and be accepted to it as well.

MEDI

 

 

Internal Medicine
This elective is intended as an early research experience in global health, in collaboration with an IGHID faculty or associate faculty at a site on an assigned, ongoing project or research study.
Marco Aleman
Internal Medicine
Specific Peru global health elective

SOC

Gail Henderson ghenders@med.unc.edu

 

Ron Strauss rstauss@unc.edu

 

 

Coordinator: Dr. Barry Saunders bfsaunde@med.unc.edu
Social Medicine
Independent international health elective, work with involve faculty to find appropriate experience and location for an elective related to social medicine

For a complete list of GOING GLOCAL opportunities, refer to the PDF here.