About the 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 and letters of recommendation. UNC Anesthesiology receives hundreds of applications each year and unfortunately can only interview about 10 percent of all applicants.

Interviews are scheduled by invitation, and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the interview season (October through January), with a reception and dinner the preceding evening. The department provides accommodations for the night before the interview at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email UNCAnesthesiology-Residency@aims.unc.edu or contact the Resident Recruitment Coordinator, Elizabeth Aguero at (919) 966-5136.

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For more information on our Interview Process – click here.

Selection Process:

All applicants must register through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The UNC Anesthesiology Residency program offers positions to two types of candidates:

  • Those with no post-graduate training beyond medical school (12 positions per year)
  • Those with one or more years of post-graduate education (2 positions per year)

Candidates accepted at the PGY-2 level through the National Residency Matching Program are expected to have completed an acceptable, broad-based clinical program prior to initiating the PGY-2 year.

Those applicants with no post-graduate training beyond medical school may apply for a post-graduate position at either the PGY-1 or PGY-2 level. If accepted for a position at our PGY-1 level, the individual will participate in a broad-based clinical program of education during the first year of training. Our clinical base year curriculum includes training in medicine, pediatrics, critical care and anesthesiology. If accepted at the PGY-2 level, the clinical base year (intership) will be completed elsewhere. The clinical base year will be followed by three years of anesthesia-specific training. For a sample curriculum, see here.

Selection Patterns:

The University of North Carolina is proud to be involved in the “Residency Diversity Initiative”. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, highly motivated physicians who function well in a team-based setting. We evaluate each candidate on his or her individual merits. We look forward to learning more about you!