Iraqi doctors to spend week at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — Doctors from the University of Baghdad are coming to UNC-Chapel Hill for a weeklong visit where they hope to learn how to modernize medical education in Iraq.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported ( that five doctors are expected to arrive Sunday. During their week in Chapel Hill, they'll tour teaching facilities and talk with the people who work and learn there, along with officials with national medical boards.

Randall Williams is a Raleigh physician who's made humanitarian trips to Iraq as a volunteer for decades. He says the goal is to modernize and professionalize medical education across Iraq's system of 23 medical schools in a way that the Iraqis can sustain.

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