Support for Residents

Preventive medicine residents may enter the program through 3 different ways:

  1. Acceptance into the program after completion of at least 1 year of clinical residency at an institution other than UNC. These positions are supported by training grant funds from the preventive medicine residency.
  2. Acceptance into the program after completion of part or all of a clinical residency at UNC Hospitals. These positions provide support from UNC Hospitals for 2 years of preventive medicine residency, in addition to the clinical residency.
  3. Acceptance into the program in conjunction with a compatible fellowship program at UNC, such as the Primary Care Research Fellowship, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Control Education Program, and others. Residents receive stipends and other support from their fellowship programs but they participate in all activities of the residency.

For trainees directly supported by the residency, stipends are equivalent to those of clinical residents with equal prior training. This stipend is considered full-time compensation; revenues generated by research work or by clinical activity related to this training will go to the program to offset training costs. Individual medical insurance and disability is provided for residents. In addition, an annual travel allowance is provided, and tuition for coursework is paid as program funds allow.

The residency provides office space, use of a computer, access to electronic mail and the internet, and general office support for residents. The UNC Health Sciences Library is conveniently located between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and has a large number of journals available electronically.