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Selection Process

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Upon receipt of your ERAS application, the Residency Selection Committee will review your credentials.  Please be sure to include 3 letters of recommendation with the application. These letters will be in addition to your Dean’s letter.

The letters of recommendation should include the following:

  • Dean’s Letter
  • One letter from your residency director at your training institution
  • Two additional letters of reference (one letter preferably from the Director of Pain Services)

Requirements for further consideration of the application are that the applicant:

  1. Holds an M.D. degree or equivalent
  2. Shows evidence of having completed all three steps on the USMLE exam
  3. Completes an anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, physical medicine or rehabilitation training program prior to onset of fellowship in an accredited residency program
  4. Demonstrates evidence of interest and ability to carry out research, publication, clinical, and academic pursuits.  Please note, we participate in the Pain Management Fellowship match for fellowships.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected candidates will interview with the pain management faculty.

Pain Management Fellowship

Number of Positions for 2023-2024:  3

Duration of fellowship: 12 months

Applications accepted beginning:  December 1, 2021

Deadline for submission:  May 31, 2022

The University of North Carolina’s Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship participates 100% in the NRMP Match. The match days for Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship positions for 2023-2024 can be found on the NRMP website. The match will open in May 2022 and Match Day will be in early October 2022. The fellowship will begin July 1, 2023.

Location: The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics

Director: Dominika James, MD


For questions or additional information, please contact:

Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
N2198, UNC Hospitals CB 7010
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7010
Phone: (919) 966-5136
Fax: (984) 974-4873
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