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The Offices of Global Health Education and Graduate Medical Education require residents and fellows to complete pre-travel requirements and receive both OGHE AND GME approval a minimum of four weeks prior to departure from the U.S.  Failure to do so will result in cancellation of travel and funding.

For questions regarding the OGHE requirements, contact Moira Rogers.
For questions regarding the GME requirements, contact Kathryn Hill.

OGHE/UNCH Requirements

At this time OGHE/GME is only able to support travel exemption requests for travel of at least  2-week duration and with at least 45 days notice prior to planned departure. Please complete the Request for Exemption and send it in an email to moira_rogers@med.unc.edu.

NEW 9-12-22 Request for Exemption 

Please complete the travel health/evacuation form:
Link 

OGHE will respond within one week with a link for purchasing GeoBlue travel insurance.

OGHE will request and cover your insurance up to 60 days.


(Please purchase Before/After coverage for  personal travel) ONLY after you receive the email from GeoBlue to print your ID card.
Email Moira_rogers@med.unc.edu your travel information. She will register you with the UNC Global Travel Registry. Sign the travel waiver form”] Assumption-of-Risk-fillable-7.29.2021-international UNC’s Registry allows the University to track and communicate with UNC travelers -while they are abroad -quickly and easily in the event of an emergency.

UNC/H resident physicians (and fellows or subspecialty residents under GME) must go through either Occupational Health Services (for hospital-paid residents/subspecialty residents) or University Employee Occupational Health Clinic for the required pre-travel medicine appointment prior to all official UNC global travel per the UNC GME Policy on International Rotations (see below). All UNC/H residents (and fellows under GME) traveling internationally are required to see Occupational Health Services or University Employee Health Services 6 weeks prior to departing the U.S. to receive your pre-Travel Medicine Appointment (e.g. travel vaccinations and prophylactic medications recommended by the CDC). Failure to secure an appointment with OHS within a minimum of 4 weeks from your departure date will unequivocally result in official residency elective travel being prohibited. This service is provided at no cost to the Resident or Fellow.

  • Hospital-paid Residents/Subspecialty Residents submit the COMPLETED OHS Pre-Appointment Form for Traveling Residents via email to Nina.Ivie@unchealth.unc.edu and Courtney.Fletcher@unchealth.unc.edu. You will receive a confirmation email that this form has been received. Once the form has been reviewed by Occupational Health, you will be contacted with an appointment date and time. Please note: Appointments will not be scheduled same day and generally will not be scheduled that same week due to previous standing appointments. Failure to secure an appointment with OHS within a minimum of 4 weeks from your departure date may result in official residency travel being prohibited.
  • University-paid Residents/Subspecialty Residents should go through the University Employee Health Services and should complete the online Travel Immunization form, and fax to UEOHC at 919-966-6337 after which you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Download CDC-recommended Mobile apps for vaccines, packing lists, and what not to eat while abroad

We are piloting a new course “Pillars of Global Health” (Child Family Health International)–please email Moira for access and more details.

Register and complete the “Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health”. You don’t need to pay for the course unless you want a certificate. Please email Moira moira_rogers@unc.edu a screenshot of your course completion page.

Please read, sign and complete. Code of Conduct

Register your travel dates with the U.S. Department of State. This will alert the United States Department of State to your presence in your travel location and will allow you to receive timely alerts and warnings before and during your travel dates.

Read and Print (2 copies) the UNC Emergency Plan for Resident Physicians during international travel. Leave one copy with a family member in the U.S. Save a backup on email or Google Drive.

Please submit the evaluation no later than 30 days upon your return.

 

GME Required Forms

Forms must be completed, signed and returned to the GME Office

UNC Residents International Rotation Policy – Overview of requirements, PDF sample of forms. Sections V and VII.C. refer to the resident reporting to Occupational Health Services before and (if necessary) after travel.

Letter of Agreement between UNC Health Care System and Host Institution – Template for letter mentioned in Section III of above rotation policy. Each traveling resident is required to obtain the signatures of their UNC program director and host site (the host site signature must come from the onsite preceptor or person who will be present to supervise the resident) and sign and return to the GME Office. GME will then obtain the signature of UNC Hospitals Vice President.

Voluntary Participation and Assumption of Risk A

greement – Note that in Section 3. the “issue date” refers to the U.S. Department of States’ destination-site issued travel risks. No notary or witness required. Residents sign the form and leave the signature section for the UNC Health Care System blank and submit to the GME Office. GME will obtain the necessary signature.

Special Projects Professional Liability Form – Required for all away rotations to be insured for professional liabilty coverage, obtain signature of residency program director and return to the GME Office. GME will obtain the signature of UNC Hospitals Vice President and Chair of the Liability Insurance Council.

Letter from Program Director for Non-Clinical Away Rotations – Only required if your rotation does not involve any direct patient care.

Resident Physician Global Health Elective End of Elective Assessment by On-Site Supervisor – Supervisor completes and resident returns to Resident’s Program Coordinator or Program Director