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.


From March 9 - 13, more than 100 MS1s went to communities in more than 50 counties across North Carolina. From Highlands in the west to Morehead City in the east, they worked with community preceptors who helped them develop and enhance their skills. At the same time, more than 70 MS1s “did” clinical week right here in Chapel Hill. Throughout the week, many of our students shared photos of themselves, with our specially designed School of Medicine t-shirt, and gave insight into what they were learning in the field. We have collected those insights below. Just click on the students' names and read what they had to say about their Clinical Week experiences. And remember to follow the UNC School of Medicine Facebook page.