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Putting Service FIRST
The FIRST Program provides participants the opportunity to complete their MD in three years and, subject to academic and performance standards, includes the opportunity for placement with a Family Medicine Residency program of North Carolina, after which scholars will take part in three years of service in an underserved area of North Carolina. In this video, hear from Cristy Page, MD, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and FIRST Scholars, Kyle Melvin, and Thane Campbell about what makes the program special.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Visiting Malawian Medical Student Makes the Most of Summer Experience
Mirriam Munthali, who is in her fourth year at the Malawi College of Medicine, spent the summer in Chapel Hill as a part of the UNC Partner Site Student Scholarship, sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities.
Located in News / 2018 / October
UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood
Doctoral student Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Naher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Karl Holt selected as Tillman Scholar
In honor of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, the award supports active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses driven to make a positive impact in their communities or around the world.
Located in News / 2017 / August
The Self-Made Scientist
Andrew Hinton was working in the shipyards around Norfolk, Virginia, when his young daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies. That diagnosis, as stressful as it was, gave him the passion to change the course of his life, which led him to the UNC School of Medicine where he is enrolled in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program and beginning work towards earning his PhD.
Located in News / 2017 / September
An Oath to Military Medicine
Matthew Braswell leads the Military Medical Interest Group, a UNC School of Medicine student organization with the goal of helping families at UNC Hospitals and broadening the medical experience of medical students.
Located in News / 2016 / January
Walking the Walk
Milele Bynum capped her long journey from medical school to motherhood and back again with a national award for the success of her community health program.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life
A new student-produced thyroid model is now part of the UNC School of Medicine’s simulation education.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Past Its Prime
When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Match Day 2016: Skill and Service
Five UNC School of Medicine students detail the unique experiences that led them to Match Day.
Located in News / 2016 / March