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Global to Local

We are developing citizens of the world who will serve diverse patient populations in a variety of practice settings in local, national, and global communities

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Rural Scholars


Global Scholars Rotations


Student Exchanges

Explore Our Global Initiatives

As the world becomes more culturally diverse in a globalized society and economy, it is critical that we provide our graduates with the skills and experiences needed to make a difference on human health worldwide.


Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate Program

The demand for pharmacists is often higher in rural communities where access to medical services may be limited by geography, distance and economic challenges. Our Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate program prepares student pharmacists for collaborative, interprofessional practices that serve the health care needs of North Carolinians living in rural and small communities.

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Global Pharmacy Scholars

Our Global Pharmacy Scholars (GPS) program sends more than 50 students annually to one of nine international locations for a one-month Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotation. Students are exposed to different health care systems, cultures, and may participate in research initiatives at select sites.

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PharmAlliance is a partnership among the pharmacy schools/faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, USA, Monash University, Australia, and UCL, UK, which strives to address major global challenges in pharmacy profession and human healthcare through collaboration in advancing pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences education and research, and pharmacy practice.

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UNC Ethiopia Alliance

Through a mutually beneficial collaboration, the vision of the UNC Ethiopia Alliance is to support a sustainable cancer program in Ethiopia while creating a global learning opportunity for our trainees. The alliance achieves this vision through three distinct domains:

  • Medication Safety
  • Workforce Development
  • Evidence-Based Practice

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Global Internships

The School offers a variety of Global Internships for our student pharmacists, allowing students the opportunity to explore the roles pharmacists play in different global health settings.

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