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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.

To our 2024-2025 Applicants:

We utilize the Residency Central Application ( as a supplement to ERAS.  The CentralApp was started as a free alternative to ERAS in plastic surgery 4 years ago and it is now used specialty wide. We were among the first program to trial this platform in anesthesiology, in the hope that in future years we can remove the financial barriers created by progressive application fee structures.  As you will see from the questions, CentralApp also promotes holistic application review by focusing on quality application content rather than quantity.

Upon accessing the platform (, you will be instructed to create a secure account and will be able to request letters of recommendation, transcripts, and MSPE (Dean’s Letters) directly through the portal. The Match will remain with National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Please direct any questions about the Central application to

The UNC Anesthesiology Residency program offers positions to two types of candidates:

  • Those with no post-graduate training beyond medical school (14 Categorical positions per year)
  • Those with one or more years of post-graduate education (2 Reserved positions per year)

All residency spots will be offered and filled through the National Residency Matching Program. If accepted for a position at the PGY-1 level (Categorical), the individual will participate in a broad-based clinical program of education during the first year of training at UNC, followed by three years of anesthesia-specific training. For a sample curriculum, see here. Candidates accepted at the PGY-2 level are expected to have completed an acceptable clinical intern year prior to initiating the PGY-2 year, typically in surgery or medicine.

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Interview Dates

Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and will take place on Tuesdays and Friday throughout the interview season (November through January), with a virtual social gathering the night before. For the 2024-2025 interview season, interviews will be conducted virtually. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email or contact the Resident Recruitment Coordinator, Elizabeth Aguero, or Haylee Shomo.

Interview Process

The interview visit is planned to be as informative and interactive. Because we recognize the time and effort involved, we organize the day so that you, the faculty, and our residents will learn enough about each other to make an informed decision about your residency choice.

Applicants and their significant others will be invited to a virtual social gathering the night before the interview. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty members and residents during this informal gathering.

Day of Interview

The interview day will consist of an introduction by one of our Residency Program Directors, followed by interviews with faculty and a resident. The informational materials and an interview agenda will be sent out ahead of time. In addition to residents, our interview team is composed of faculty who represent a diverse set of specialties and training backgrounds. Here are some of the faculty you may meet: