Information for Residency Appliciants

Information for Residency Applicants


Contact for Information:

Ellen Doutt

Residency Program Manager



How do I submit my application?

We accept applications only through the ERAS system, (Please note there is a separate ACGME number on ERAS to apply to our 7 year NIH funded research track program).

What constitutes a complete application?

An ERAS application form, personal statement, current Curriculum vitae, medical school transcript, USMLE (or COMLEX) transcript, 3 letters of recommendation (however, you may submit more if you prefer; Chair LOR not required), Medical School Performance Evaluation, ECFMG certificate (if applicable-applicants must be ECFMG-certified no later than the application deadline of November 1).  If you wish to submit information to supplement your application (publication updates, etc.), you may do so by contacting the residency coordinator and sending this information on to her for updating your file.

Is there a pre-filter file review?

There is no pre-filter file review, nor is there a minimum required USMLE score.  Each applicant, as a whole, is taken into consideration.

What about sub-internships?

Sub-Internships are coordinated through Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  Currently we have no cap on the number of visiting students that we will take; thus, your rotation request should be granted if you meet all of the medical school’s requirements and stipulations.  Notification of acceptance will not be released by the medical school until eight weeks prior to beginning of the requested rotation.

Selection process

As stated above, each individual applicant as a whole is taken into consideration.  We review all applicant files that are received by the November 1 deadline.  As a rule, we receive approximately 400+ applications-all of which are reviewed-and this is narrowed down to a pool of approximately 200.  The review committee performs a final review during the second and third week of November and invitations are issued to 50 applicants, via email through ERAS, by the end of November.  Once the invitation is accepted more detailed information is given regarding how to plan for the interview day. 

Wait lists

Once the initial invitations have been issued, a wait list is created and those applicants will be notified at the time application status letters are distributed.  We do not divulge anyone’s particular spot on the wait list.  If an applicant accepts an invitation and subsequently cancels, invitations will be issued to those on the wait list.  As a rule, there is minimal to no movement on the wait list until the beginning of December.