Category: Education

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September 11, 2019

The Truth About Flu Shots

Flu shots can’t really make you sick, can they? We answer that question—and tackle some common myths about flu.

Education, Flu Season, Health

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August 29, 2018

Kenan Scholars Story: Henderson

UNC Health Care is committed to expanding the number of primary care physicians who serve in rural and underserved areas in North Carolina. To that end, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program gives medical students an opportunity to complete a six-week summer internship at a rural health care clinic. Each student works with a…

Community, Education, UNC Stories

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June 1, 2016

Leading the evolution of nursing care at UNC

Cathy Madigan, DNP, was recently appointed as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of UNC Hospitals, where she has also served as director of cardiac services, associate chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing. We sat down with Madigan to learn more about what brought her to nursing, what it’s like to pursue a doctorate while helping to lead a large academic medical center and how nursing at UNC is adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.

Education, Nursing

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Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount

May 25, 2016

Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.

Education, Social Justice

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March 17, 2016

Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.

Education, Nursing

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Joan H. Krause

November 30, 2015

Innovative course pairs medical students and law students

In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.

Education

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October 29, 2015

New Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Will ‘Train Our Own’

A new fellowship program at UNC Hospitals will offer two years of advanced training to nurse practitioners interested in pursuing a clinical specialty in orthopaedics. These “transition-to-practice” fellowships have become popular nationally, but this is the first at UNC and the nation’s first orthopaedics-specific program. The first fellow, Ryan Rauch, NP-C, arrived in Chapel Hill from Pittsburgh in September.

Education, Nursing

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Third-year anesthesiology resident Ben Judd

March 4, 2015

Tailored training prepares UNC anesthesiology residents

Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes.

Education

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