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.

Course #
Faculty advisors/course director



Ana C.G.Felix


Michael Harrigan
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


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

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



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
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

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

Martha Carlough

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

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


Ricardo Francalacci Savaris (Brazil); Steven L Young (UNC-USA)
Gynecological emergency unit in Brazil


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




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


Gail Henderson


Ron Strauss



Coordinator: Dr. Barry Saunders
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.