Message from the Director

PorterfieldThank you for your interest in the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our program benefits from its strong connections to the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, the UNC School of Public Health, UNC Hospitals, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Each of these sponsors provides outstanding opportunities for learning and practicing preventive medicine and public health.

Our graduates find positions in a wide variety of settings. Recent graduates have positions in academic departments of pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine; in research centers; in local state, and federal public health agencies (e.g., CDC, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality); and in community health centers.

We hope that you will find the information you are seeking about our program here. Please contact us if you have questions or need more information. We look forward to hearing from you.


Deborah Porterfield , MD, MPH
Program Director