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Classroom to Clinic: First-years in the Field

Classroom to Clinic: First-years in the Field

The UNC School of Medicine's Clinical Week pulls medical students out of the classroom and sends them to communities across North Carolina to gain medical knowledge and develop clinical skills through interaction with primary care physicians and their patients. Last week, the UNC SOM Facebook page captured the Clinical Week experiences of first-year medical students. Please take a moment to see where our students went and to read what they learned, as shared in their words. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

Wilmington joins Asheville and Charlotte, expanding the School of Medicine’s footprint across the state.

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Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life

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.

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An Oath to Military Medicine

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.

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First-year students in the field

UNC School of Medicine students have a special connection to the state of North Carolina because of the public service mission of the institution. While clinical week is a traditional part of medical education everywhere, it is particularly special at UNC, giving students an opportunity to interact with the communities they may serve after they complete their education. In some cases it even takes them to their home communities. Last month's clinical week for MS1s was captured via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually died before they reached school age. Thanks to improved treatments, many patients now survive for decades, changing the ways that their doctors care for them.

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Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10,000 check to his surgeon

Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10,000 check to his surgeon

Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.

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NHRMC and UNC Health Care collaborate to provide more advanced care to area children

Through the agreement, NHRMC’s Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital will be able to more easily collaborate on the care of local pediatric patients. Clinicians from the two hospitals will share policies, practices and protocols to seamlessly work together to provide increasingly advanced care to children close to their homes.

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New directors appointed at five North Carolina AHEC campuses

The campus directors will work with AHEC clerkship directors based at the UNC School of Medicine and with UNC’s Office of Medical Education and other UNC faculty to sustain and improve medical student education at each of the sites.

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Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Two UNC medical students named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Kerry Colby, a native of Wilmington, N.C. and Jordan Kemere, who grew up in Richardson, Texas, are among 74 students from 26 medical schools and two veterinary schools were chosen as fellows from a pool of 274 -- the largest number of applicants in the history of the program.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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