Funding Priority

Of the People,
For the People

UNC Medicine is deeply committed to meeting the needs of all who reside in North Carolina. Our hospitals offer expert translation services in a variety of other languages. Our clinicians are specially trained to work with people who have been affected by neglect or violence, providing the compassionate and specialized care they require. UNC Medicine’s reach extends far beyond Chapel Hill. We serve people and communities across the state, and our telemedicine service opens new channels for medical practice in underserved rural communities. We also bring excellence in care to our international partners. With your help, we can enhance our presence here and far beyond our state’s borders.

UNC Medicine

IN SERVICE TO THE STATE

Rural North Carolina is home to some of the most vulnerable populations in the state. Small towns have the state’s highest poverty rates, with many exceeding 25 percent. Rural unemployment rates are higher than other parts of the state, and with more financial hardship comes less access to basic healthcare services.

UNC Medicine is working to meet this challenge through the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program. With a goal of increasing the number of medical students seeking careers in underserved rural and urban areas in North Carolina, the program provides financial support and enrichment experiences to sustain their decisions.

“Being a Kenan Rural Scholar has been a constant uplifting reminder to me of why I am in medical school. It’s kept me inspired and helped remind me why I decided to do this in the first place.” – Anna McKinsey, MS3

Since its inception in 2013, the program has supported more than 40 students. With your support, we can further strengthen our service to North Carolina.

 

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Military

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Carolina focuses on serving those who served in several ways that include offering veterans educational opportunities and scholarships to attend Carolina. 

Research

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Donor

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“This program literally saved [my daughter’s] life.”

Health

Going Where The Need Is Greatest

“I know that I want to do family medicine, and I know that I want to do rural. Everything I need is up here.”