We can't wait to tell you about all of the opportunities that await you at UNC—the chance to work with Dr. Judith Tintinalli is just one of many perks! UNC is known for attracting genuine, nice, down-to-earth people from across the country, and we aim to fill our intern class with 10 more.
Please look through our website for details about our curriculum, training, resident life, and the interview day. We have tried to include everything you need to know including information on housing (both hotel options and staying with residents), our meet and greet at Vespa's, and transportation options.
We anxiously await your arrival--please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We're here to help you have a stress-free, enjoyable visit to the Tar Heel state.
Interviews are granted by invitation only after a complete review of application materials submitted to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with an informal gathering for residents and applicants at a local restaurant on Tuesday night. The interview day will begin at 7:00am in the Emergency Medicine Conference Room at UNC. The day consists of interviews, a tour of the facilities at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, lunch, and a virtual tour of WakeMed. During lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet with our emergency medicine residents. The day should conclude at approximately 3:30 pm. If you wish to spend some time in the UNC or WakeMed Emergency Department before or after the interview day, please let us know and we can easily make arrangements.
How to travel!
If you're flying:
RDU airport is conveniently located off I-40, approximately 20 minutes east of Chapel Hill. Many direct flights are available, and the average time to make it through security screening is less than 1/2 hour.
If you're driving:
Follow Interstates 40 or 85 directly into Chapel Hill. We're also only about an hour west of I-95, the major N/S corridor of the Eastern United States. A reasonable trip by car is possible from several major cities including Charlotte, Atlanta, Charleston, Columbia, Richmond, and Charlottesville. Click here for directions to the building our offices are located in.
Please park in the Dogwood Parking Deck which is labeled as the visitor parking deck. Once in the parking deck, go to the second floor and take the skywalk on the far right corner to the Physician's Office Building (you will be crossing over East Drive). Someone will be waiting for you at the ground floor entrance of the building.
Getting to the Administrative Offices
The Emergency Medicine Administrative Offices are located on the first floor of the Physicians Office Building (POB). You will park in the Dogwood Parking Deck, which is located across the street from the hospital. Please bring your parking ticket with you, and you will receive parking stamps to cover the cost of your parking. You can walk across the short walkway located on level 2 of the parking deck (on the right ) to get to POB. You will cross the walkway and take the stairs located on your right, at the bottom of the stairs, the entrance to the building will be on your left. If someone is not waiting to let you in, please call 919-966-6440. The Emergency Medicine Offices are located on the first floor directly to your right when you exit the elevator.
- Frequently Asked Questions
How many letters of recommendation are required? It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 with at least 2 from Emergency Medicine.
- Is there a USMLE cut off score?
- Is there a graduation cut off date?
- Do you have to pass USMLE in a certain number of attempts?
If not passed in the first attempt, it will be harder to match with us.
- Does your program offer H1 or J1 visa?
We only accept J1 visas.
- What is your application deadline?
- Do you accept any applications outside of the match?
No, all applicants must apply through ERAS and go through the NRMP process.
- Do you require applicants to take Step 2?
- Is there a USMLE cut off score?