Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST)

Congrats to our new class of FIRST Scholars Bailey Minish, Bailey Allen, and Amy Moulthrop!

FIRST Class of 2020

Read about Bailey, Bailey and Amy at the UNC Newsroom!

What is Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST)?

A THREE-year medical school curriculum to fast-track into UNC Family Medicine Residency, followed by three years of service in North Carolina with ongoing support in practice. Curriculum starts March of Foundation Phase.

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  • Enhanced curricular activities
  • Continuity patient panel from the first day
  • Family Medicine faculty and resident mentorship
  • Curriculum starts in March of first year

Curriculum Highlights 

  • Early responsibility
  • Patient relationships
  • Mentoring
  • Enhanced feedback
  • Population health
  • Service
    Bossenbroek Fedoriw - Evans
    FIRST Co-Director Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw and FIRST Student Becca Evans


  • Efficient medical education
  • Clinical track in Chapel Hill
  • Highest priority in the match for UNC and affiliated North Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs
  • Partnerships with the Office of Rural Health for links to service in North Carolina