Application Information

Selection Process

Applicants must complete an Application for Appointment to the Housestaff of The University of North Carolina Hospitals.  Additionally, they should provide a letter of interest, a personal statement, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a copy of their USMLE transcript, and a copy of their medical transcripts. Also requested are letters of recommendation (see below). Requirements for further consideration of the application are that the applicant (1) holds an M.D. degree or equivalent, (2) completes an anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, physical medicine or rehabilitation training program prior to onset of fellowship in an accredited residency program, and (3) demonstrates evidence of interest and ability to carry out research, publication, clinical, and academic pursuits.  Please note, we will be participating in the Pain Management Fellowship match for fellowships starting academic year 2015-2016.  There is no centralized application for the match.  Please complete the application requirements listed above.

Pain Management Fellowship

Number of Positions for 2015-2016: 2-3
Duration of fellowship:  12 months
Applications accepted beginning:  February 1, 2014
Deadline for submission:  July 7, 2014


TBA:  NRMP Match opens for registration
TBA:  Rank order list entry begins
TBA:  Rank order list deadline
TBA:  Match Day
July 1, 2015:  Fellowship begins

Location: The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
Director: William S. Blau, M.D., Ph.D.

The letters of recommendation should include the following:

  • Dean's Letter
  • One letter from your residency director at your training institution
  • Two additional letters of reference (one letter preferably from the Director of Pain Services)
  • The application package, personal statement, letters, etc., must be sent to Dr. William S. Blau c/o Tashalei Chau at UNC-Anesthesiology Department, N2198 North Wing, UNC Hospitals, CB #7010, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7010.

Selected candidates will interview with the pain management faculty.

Interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • TBA

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Tashalei Chau
Department of Anesthesiology
N2198 Wing D, UNC Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7010
Phone: (919) 966-5136
Fax: (919) 966-4873