OIA/UNCH Resident Travel Pre-Departure Requirements for International Rotations
Start early. Give yourself at least 6 weeks to address the travel requirements and receive official travel approval from the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office. Some time-limiting factors that can impact your travel is completing the international emergency health insurance form, ensuring you receive UNC/H pre-travel medical clearance 4 weeks prior to your departure date, and apply for a visa, if necessary.
Please read the information below and complete the following pre-departure requirements set forth by UNC/H and the SOM Office of International Activities for all traveling residents and fellows under the GME Office planning travel outside of the U.S. in a UNC/H capacity. Failure to complete both the OIA and GME requirements will result in official residency travel being prohibited. Do not forget to view and complete the UNC Hospital
For questions and to schedule a meeting, please contact Shay_Slifko@med.unc.edu
- Hospital-paid Residents/Subspecialty Residents submit the COMPLETED OHS Pre-Appointment Form for Traveling Residents via email to both Natalie.Guynn@unchealth.unc.edu AND Cynthia.email@example.com. 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.
Instructions to register your trip in the UNC Global Travel Registry are as follows:
- The first time you log into the Registry, it takes you to the page called “My Contact Info.”
- On that page, you must confirm your name, PID number, status, and preferred email. Also on that page, do NOT select the country and city from the drop down windows on the My Contact Info page, which is ONLY for permanent assignments.
- Instead, proceed to the “Travel Plans” page to correctly add your trip.
- For extended travel (i.e. Extended Fellowships), it is now possible to select “stationed country” and not beginning/end date.
Once the OIA processes your international emergency health insurance request, the OIA will send you an email verifying your total cost and simultaneously you will receive a separate email notification from Sakai giving you access to GLB999.MOD.1112.
-> Watch the Required Resident Global Health Pre-Travel Module and complete the subsequent quiz. The login password for the quiz is revealed during the module lecture.