Minority Medical Mentoring Program
The Minority Medical Mentoring Program allows high school seniors to shadow medical providers as student interns. There are 974 physicians actively practicing medicine in Buncombe County; only two percent (2%) are underrepresented minorities (self-reporting). The latest numbers are seven African Americans (0.72%), eight Indian (0.82%), two Vietnamese (0.21%), one Latino (0.10%), one Korean (0.10%) and one Asian/Pacific Islander (0.10%).

This program is a collaboration of:
Asheville-Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement (ABIPA), the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Mission Health and the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS).

MAHEC, Blue Ridge Room, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
May 22, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Larry Rosenberg, MD



The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) is an internship for under-represented minority students who have an interest in practicing medicine. The program pairs minority high school students with physicians and dentists practicing in Buncombe County. MMMP is open to students who are participating in a school-sanctioned internship for course credit through the Asheville City or Buncombe County High School systems. Students experience a variety of healthcare disciplines during internship rotations, such as cardiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, palliative care, geriatrics, dentistry, public health, surgery and primary care.
For additional information:
Email or call: (828) 257-4461 or fax: 257-4768
Email or call (828) 257-4479 Jacquelyn Hallum


Clinical Shadowing Program
The NCCU Health Careers Clinical Shadowing Program gives qualified students interested in attending professional schools of medicine and health an opportunity to observe a practicing health or medical professional close-up. These are invaluable learning experiences for the students, even if all they do is watch. Students are encouraged to participate during their free time. All students must comply with established requirements set by the Center and the participating office or health facility. Students must be willing to sign “Clinical Shadowing Forms” stating the nature of the shadowing experience which are also signed by the attending physician, a facility administrator and the Director of Health Careers at NCCU.

Health Careers Center
North Carolina Central University
(p) 919-530-6100
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707


Pre-Health Advising
In addition to recruitment, our office also provides pre-health advising and resources to any student. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our staff members to discuss your application to medical or dental school or your current journey toward a health professional school, see below:
Student appointments:
OSP Staff are available to meet the following students:
1) Pre-medical / pre-dental students who want to discuss MED or application to medical / dental school
2) Current medical / dental students
If you need to schedule a meeting with a staff member, please email

UNC School of Medicine
Office of Special Programs
c/o MED Program
505 Berryhill Hall, CB # 7530
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7530
Telephone: (919) 966-7673 Fax: (919) 966-7734


Volunteers to serve as Mentors in Health Careers in North Carolina
Florence Crittenton Services (FCS)
Florence Crittenton Services promotes health and hope for tomorrow’s children by providing comprehensive health, educational, and social services to single, pregnant adolescents and women and their families. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and activity group participants.

Andrea McGhee
PO Box 36392
Charlotte, NC 28236


North Carolina Access, Retention, and Completion Initiative (NC-ARC)
The NC-ARC Initiative in the Allied Health Sciences prepares students for successful matriculation in allied health degree programs. Students participate in five teleconference broadcasts of the “Introduction to the Health Professions” course, which is taught by a faculty member at the student’s home campus. UNC staff and faculty provide information about application and admission processes, academic requirements and professional opportunities in the allied health sciences. NC-ARC participants also become part of a sustained mentoring network comprised of practicing allied health professionals, DAHS faculty and administrators, and administrators from NC-HCAP’s partner universities.

Student & Academic Services
Building South, Suite 2301
385 Manning Drive CB #8010
Chapel Hill, NC
27599-8010 Phone: (919) 966-2264 Fax: (919) 966-6209


CHSP Program
The Clinical Health Summer Program is a seven-week program that provides participants with clinical experience in health care agencies as well as academic enrichment activities. CHSP targets minority and/or disadvantaged students enrolled in a health-related curriculum at Elizabeth City State University, NC Central University or the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Students work full-time in an area health agency under the supervision of practicing health professional, visit health care facilities and agencies outside their area of employment and participate in health sciences seminars and presentations. All participants receive a competitive stipend.

NC-HCAP Centers
Elizabeth City State University
Campus Box 970
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
PH (252) 335-3789 FAX (252) 335-3664

Dr. Harry Bass, Dean School of Math, Science, & Technology
North Carolina Central University
521 Nelson Street
Durham, NC 27707
PH (919) 530-7128 FAX (919) 530-5375
Dr. Charles McClinton, Director Alfreda Evans, Office Assistant

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372
PH (910) 521-6673 FAX (910) 521-6496
Sylvia Johnson, Director Teresa Lowery, Office Assistant


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Medical Education Development (MED) Program
This MED program provides demanding academic preparation on the level of beginning medical/dental studies for rising college seniors and postgraduates planning to apply to medical or dental school in the fall. Students are engaged in over 200 scheduled class and lab hours in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology or Dental Theory and Technique. Individualized work in learning, study and test-taking skills will be provided in addition to pre-professional counseling, seminars, workshops, and orientation to the medical and dental school environment.

Contact information:
Teresa Butler Email:
Office of Special Programs
UNC School of Medicine
505 Berryhill Hall, CB #7530
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-7673 Fax: 919-966-7734


International Clinical Research Fellowship
The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries. Students participating in the ICRF program will take a year out from medical school to conduct clinical research abroad under the direction of a mentor working in global health, as well as complete related coursework. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.

Duke University School of Medicine
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
Deadline TBD

The summer program at Duke University offers talented students the resources to present strong credentials for admission to medical school. By providing a solid foundation in the pre-medical sciences, math, writing, and learning skills, the program prepares its scholars for success. Instruction in ethics, professionalism, interviewing skills, clinical experience, and individual advising complete the toolbox.

To be eligible for SMDEP, an applicant must: be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college; have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with 2.75 in the sciences; be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and not have participated in SMDEP previously. Other factors considered in the admissions process include whether an applicant: has a combined verbal and math SAT score of at least 950 or ACT score of at least 20; identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine and dentistry; comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; has demonstrated interest in issues affecting underserved populations; has local and/or regional residency; and submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation.

Contact Information:
Sharon W. Coward
Duke University School of Medicine
3635 Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC 27710


Brody School of Medicine at East Caroline University
Summer Program for Future Doctors

Deadline: TBD
Clinical research, Test preparation, Academic enrichment

The Summer Program for Future Doctors is an intensive, challenging, educational summer program that allows participants to experience the pedagogical style and demands of the medical school curriculum.
A demanding academic medical curriculum with over 220 hours of Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience and Physiology. 32 hours of learning and study skills, strategies for increasing reading power, which help students become more effective and efficient learners. 24 hours of orienting students to the community and social aspects of the health care environment with topics such as verbal, nonverbal, communication, interviewing skills, medical ethics, moral reasoning, medicine and the law, and diversity. 32 hours of exposing students to the style, format, and content of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) with didactic instruction in specific areas (biology, chemistry and physics) and a simulated MCAT administration. 10 hours of learning opportunities for students to witness medicine in action, observe procedures, and develop relationships with staff at primary care sites within the community and BSOM Outpatient Clinics.

Non-matriculating students should have satisfactorily completed one year of the following introductory level courses: Biology Chemistry Physics Organic chemistry is strongly encourages Evaluation of SPFD applications is based on grades, performance on standardized testing (e.g., SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.), evidence of service commitment, potential for academic success, and opportunity for academic enhancement to improve chances for medical school admission. Applicants must also meet the following criteria: North Carolina resident Minority, disadvantaged, and nontraditional students are strongly encouraged to apply. The matriculating program enrolls at least 10-12 medical students.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Harris or Verna Perry
Brody School of Medicine at East Caroline University
Summer Program for Future Doctors, Attn: Jennifer Harris
2N64 Brody Medical Sciences Building
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834


UNC School of Medicine
We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Please submit all application material prior to the October 1st Deadline. Applicants will be expected to participate in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). This program participates in the NRMP Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship match process. Only applications containing the following will be considered complete.

  • Completed ERAS
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 originally signed letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Evaluation from your Medical School’s Dean
  • Official Copy of your Medical School Transcript
  • Letter stating good standing & expected completion /residency from the program director

Contact info:
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William B. Aycock Building
CB # 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595
Phone: 919-966-2718
Fax: 919-843-9670


Pain Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology offers a one-year fellowship in Pain Medicine. The program is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was awarded a full five year accreditation cycle in 2012. We will be participating in the NRMP’s (National Resident Matching Program) Pain Medicine Match for the fellowship year beginning in July 2015.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year will be accepted starting March 1, 2014 and will close May 31, 2014. Interviews will be ongoing throughout the application cycle and early summer. A total of six (6) fellowship positions will be available.

Richard L. Rauck, MD
c/o Sherri Keith
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157-1009


Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Each applicant is required to have completed or will complete a three-year family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics and psychiatry residency program accredited in the United States or Canada. Applicants must qualify for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and must be Board Eligible.
Application Process for 2015-2016 Fellowship Year:
The application form and all supporting documents must be submitted to ERAS no later than August 31, 2014 to be considered. Supporting documents include:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of your ECFMG certificate if you are a foreign medical graduate.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation/physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director stating that you have successfully completed all of the requirements of that program.

April Edwards, Fellowship Coordinator
336-716-7548 or


Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
We offer four clinical neurophysiology fellowship positions per year. There are two separate pathways: EEG/Epilepsy and EMG Neuromuscular. Each applicant is required to have completed or will complete a three-year adult neurology or pediatric neurology residency program accredited in the United States or Canada. Applicants must qualify for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and must be Board Eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Fellowships Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurosonology
  • Neurology Fellows

April Edwards, Fellowship Coordinator
336-716-7548 or


Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a unique mission ‐ to generate the knowledge that will save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children stricken with cancer and other catastrophic diseases throughout the nation and around the world.
Marc Mitrano
6000 Fairview Road, Ste. 305
Charlotte, NC 28210


Seed Grants
The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) awarded $50,000 each to six projects as part of IHQI’s inaugural Seed Grant program in April 2014. The projects will run from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Proposals for 2015-2016 grants will be accepted in late 2014.
The purpose of the IHQI Seed Grant program is to support projects that:

  • result in sustainable and meaningful improvement in the value of patient care
  • align with UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine strategic goals
  • increase improvement capacity and eliminate functional silos

100 Eastowne Drive, 2nd Floor, CB# 8125
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
(919) 595-9823
Email: Laura Brown


Park Enrichment Grants
Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. These grants are awarded by the Park Enrichment Grant committee composed of faculty members from across the NC State University campus and a representative from the Park Alumni Society. Awards are funded by the Park Foundation and donor gifts made to the Park Scholarships Enrichment Fund, Park Scholarships General Fund, and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipend Fund.
10 Watauga Club Drive
217 Peele Hall
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-515-3794
Fax: 919-515-8933


212 S. Salem St.
Apex, NC 27502-1825
Dial 919-250-2923

308 Brewer St.
Asheboro, North Carolina 27203-4896
Phone number of the clinic – 336-610-7000


Diversity Graduate Assistance Grant
This program provides stipends of up to $4,000 for the academic year, with an option of $500 in additional support for study in the summer session. Awards are only made to African-American students who are residents of North Carolina. Awards are only made to students who have been admitted to a doctoral program, the College of Veterinary Medicine, or to individuals who have been accepted to a master’s degree program in a department offering the doctoral degree and who intend, and will be eligible, to pursue the doctoral degree at the same institution after completion of the requirements for the master’s degree. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time graduate students as defined by the institution. The student must be admitted to full graduate standing and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
The Graduate School at or call 919-515-2872.

Sisters in Science Annual Symposium
The American Medical Women’s Association WFSM Chapter continued to collaborate with Northwest AHEC to implement the Sisters in Science Annual Symposium. This program provides a rare opportunity for high school girls to interact one-on-one or in small groups with women in medicine and science. This year’s event registered 100 high school girls from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.


Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Pre-Medical Student Conference
Northwest AHEC and the WFSM chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) continued to partner and implemented the 2013 Annual SNMA Premedical Student Conference. The purpose of this activity is to lay the foundation to increase the number of minority medical school applicants matriculating into the four NC medical schools – Wake Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina and Duke – to more accurately reflect the rich diversity of the communities in which they will ultimately serve. Northwest AHEC was pleased to provide staff support and funding for this event, which enrolled 221 diverse potential medical students.


OMICS Group 3rd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare
October 26-28, 2015, at Baltimore, USA
The annual Nursing conference is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and international mix of large and medium medical and clinical research and diagnostic companies, leading universities and medical research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia and evaluate emerging innovations around the world.

This conference brings together individuals who have an interest in different fields of nursing like psychiatric, cancer, cardiac, critical care, adult & women health, legal, pediatric and emergency nursing, midwifery, public health, healthcare and medicine from practice, research, administration, policy and education. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. Our goal is to “Explore the Possibilities towards Better Healthcare”.

Nursing Conference aims to discover advances in health practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. The conference will facilitate a series of discussions about state-of-the-art processes, organizational transitions, analytics, and technology innovation within the health industry and academia, regarding transformational care delivery and health management models.

Nursing-2015 is anticipating the presence of renowned speakers including doctors, registered nurses, research fellows and many more from leading universities, companies and medical research institutions, hospitals sharing their novel researches in the arena of Nursing, Healthcare & Medicine. 3rd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare will schedule and coordinate all meetings with our Editorial Board members and other experts from the field of medicine, nursing & healthcare across the globe. The scientific program paves a way to gather visionaries through the research talks and presentations and put forward many thought provoking strategies.


OMICS Group International 2nd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare

The annual Nursing Conference is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and international mix of large and medium medical and clinical research and diagnostic companies, leading universities and medical research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia and evaluate emerging innovations around the world. Nursing Conference brings together individuals who have an interest in different fields of nursing like psychiatric, critical care, cancer, adult & women health, legal, cardiac, midwifery, pediatric and emergency nursing, public health, healthcare and medicine from practice, research, administration, policy and education. Nursing Conference is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. Our goal is to “Explore the Possibilities towards Better Healthcare”.