UNC medical students gain invaluable experiences abroad

Through the Office of International Activities at the UNC School of Medicine, approximately one-third of UNC medical students experience international health electives during their time in Chapel Hill. This past summer nearly 50 students traveled abroad to research, teach, and enhance their clinical skills while serving underserved populations. The experiences provided students with invaluable insights and encouraged some to continue to make international work part of their lives and careers. Last week students shared their experiences via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and read 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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This summer nearly 50 UNC medical students provided clinical services, taught, and researched in countries around the world including Honduras, Zambia, Syria, Uganda, Belize, Tanzania, and many others. Some of our students shared photos of their experiences and provided insight into what they learned in the field. We have collected those insights below. Click on their names to read about their international health experiences. And remember to follow the 
UNC School of Medicine Facebook page. 

Benjamin Banasiewicz 
Zambia, Africa 

Benjamin Banasiewicz

Dre Antono 
Costa Rica

Dre Antono

Joshua Onyango 
Tanzania

Joshua Onyango

Katelyn Rittenhouse 
Honduras

Katelyn Rittenhouse

Conner Graham
India

Conner Graham

Fola Omofoye
Guanajuato, Mexico 

Fola Omofoye

Monique Araujo
Uganda

Monique Araujo

 

Kyle Richardville
Belize

Kyle Richardville


Erica Andrews
Honduras

Erica Andrews

Ashley Appiagyei
Lilongwe, Malawi

Ashley Appiagyei


Joe Gitt
India

Joe Gitt