For 50 years, the UNC Hospital School has provided students with the help they need to stay on track with their studies while they are patients at UNC Hospitals.
As her classmates return to Chapel Hill to begin their fourth year at the UNC School of Medicine, Suzanne Michalak will be at a lab bench at Boston Children’s Hospital. The recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship, Michalak will spend the year in Boston researching congenital eye movement disorders in the lab of Elizabeth Engle, MD.
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.
A new heart and a new kidney give a 28-year-old Wilson woman, unwell since age 7, a second chance at life. Crystal Sharpe becomes the 11th recipient of a heart and kidney transplant at UNC Hospitals.
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.