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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.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / March 19
TeamSTEPPS hits the ORs at UNC Medical Center
This fiscal year, TeamSTEPPS training of health-care professionals involved in patient care is an organizational goal across UNC Medical Center. On Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, more than 600 physicians and staff who work in operating rooms at UNC Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Center, and Hillsborough Hospital received the training. Kicking off the training was UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham; closing the meeting was a new TeamSTEPPS-enhanced surgical safety checklist that is now live.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / Feb. 2
Unraveling Zika: An expert panel and Q&A discussion
The UNC School of Medicine presents Unraveling Zika, an expert panel and Q&A discussion, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the FedEx Global Building on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Nov. 17
In 1975, UNC Lineberger was named a ‘Designated Cancer Center’ by the National Cancer Institute. To mark the milestone, UNC Lineberger's leadership, past and current, recently got together to reflect on the Center's history and look forward to the future.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / July 21
Creating Future Scientists
Albert Schweitzer Fellows and second-year medical students William Runge and Ricky Singh have taken their love of science to middle school classrooms in Hillsborough, N.C., hoping to foster and develop interest in the sciences among young students.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Feb. 19
UNC Physician Assistant Program welcomes second class of students at White Coat Ceremony
The UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed its second class of students with a white coat ceremony on January 19, 2017, held in the Carolina Club’s Alumni Hall.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Jan. 26
5 Anderson: Four years without a CAUTI
After a spike in infections rates in FY13, the heart and vascular unit implemented new workflows, revised protocols and empowered staff to help keep their patient’s infection-free. As a result the unit went a remarkable four years without a catheter-associated UTI.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 11
Carolina Air Care Expands Growth
A little over two years ago, UNC Carolina Air Care launched a new orientation program that was more intense, more efficient, and got new recruits off the ground sooner. The new program recently celebrated its 100th orientation.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / April 6
Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony
Twenty members of the inaugural Physician Assistant Studies program in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences were honored at commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 21
McCall’s 29-year career mirrored the rise of UNC Health Care
Karen McCall, UNC Health Care chief communications and marketing officer, officially retired on Dec. 1. In a feature from The University Gazette, McCall reflected on her career.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14