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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 comprised of 62 residency positions (14 PGY-1 positions and 16 positions in each CA class). Every year, we attract some of the top residency candidates from across the country. Our residents are exposed to a diverse clinical experience caring for some of the state’s sickest patients, leading to clinical competence and expertise upon completion of training. Our residents continuously match into the fellowships of their choice and obtain jobs at their desired practices. 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 and promotes innovative research and the delivery of high quality patient care. Our department prioritizes resident education and facilitates our board preparation, our simulation curriculum, and innovative approaches to education such as the intern Academic Medicine Rotation and the CA-1 Family Anesthesia Day. Ultimately, what makes UNC such an amazing place to work and train are our people. We have an outstanding group of nationally recognized, dedicated teaching faculty and team-oriented residents who take care of each other and form lasting relationships. Additionally, we have outstanding CRNAs and AAs, anesthesia technicians and support and research staff. I could not imagine being anywhere but here. Please look around our website, but more importantly, I hope I get the chance to meet you in person.

Susan Martinelli, MD, FASA
Residency Program Director
Edward A Norfleet, MD ’70 Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Susan Martinelli, MD

Residency Program Director

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2024 Virtual Open House


Join UNC Anesthesiology on August 12th and August 26th (Saturdays) from 7-8 pm for our Virtual Open House events! Register here to participate in this townhall style event. Our Department’s virtual open house connects prospective applicants with residents to hear more about all of UNC Anesthesiology’s strengths as a program and as a caring residency family.

UNC School of Medicine will also host its 10th Annual Carolina First Look on Saturday, August 24th, for medical students preparing for the residency application process to virtually learn more about medical specialty programs that train residents at UNC Medical Center and across the UNC Health system. Direct questions to Virginia Nadworny at virginia_nadworny@med.unc.edu. Join us in August to learn more about training as a resident at UNC Anesthesiology!

Quick Facts

60
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.