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Welcome to the UNC Anesthesiology Residency Program,

The UNC Department of Anesthesiology, which dates back to 1969, has a long tradition of training outstanding anesthesiologists. Our ACGME-accredited program is composed of 52 residency positions (10 PGY-1 positions and 14 positions per class in PGY 2-4 years) and every year, we attract some of the top residency candidates from across the country. The size of our program is matched with an all-encompassing clinical experience that leads to a greater competence upon completion of training. Despite the volume and acuity of care offered at UNC–a Level 1 Trauma Center–our residents train in a collegial and supportive environment with a strong academic mission. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that enhances our learning environment, promotes innovative research and the quality of care we deliver.

The foundation of our specialty’s growth and success is rooted in the anesthesiology residency training program. I have complete confidence that there is no better place to train than at UNC. The residency is the focal point of our department’s educational mission. I am continually amazed by the quality of individuals that make up our department. I could not imagine being anywhere but here. Please look around our website, but more importantly, I hope I get a chance to meet you in person.

– Susan Martinelli, MD | Program Director

Susan Martinelli, MD

Program Director

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Quick Facts

54
RESIDENTS

8
CLINICAL FELLOWS

88
CLINICAL FACULTY

98%
BOARD PASS RATE

13th
NATIONAL RANK IN
NIH RESEARCH FUNDING

127
DEPARTMENTAL PUBLICATIONS
(2019)

310%
OF REQUIRED CARDIAC
CASES/RESIDENT*

217
PEDIATRIC CASES
(AGE < 12)/RESIDENT*

375%
REQUIRED C-SECTION
ANESTHETICS/RESIDENT*

185%
REQUIRED THORACIC
CASES/RESIDENT*

1,426
TOTAL CASES/GRADUATING
RESIDENT*

7.4
PRESENTATIONS PER RESIDENT @ LOCAL,
REGIONAL & NATIONAL MEETINGS*

* Average # per Class of 2020 Resident

Committing to Your Education

The UNC Department of Anesthesiology has a great tradition of training anesthesiologists. Our graduates achieve very high levels in private practice and in academic environments. Our ACGME-accredited program has residents from across the country and has well above the national average board pass rates in the ABA certification process.