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Overview

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 well over a thousand applications each year and unfortunately can only interview about 10 percent of all applicants.

In an effort to better get to know our applicants this year, we are requesting that you include a brief explanation of your interest in UNC Anesthesiology. This is recommended—but not required—and can be included in your personal statement.

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

  • Those with no post-graduate training beyond medical school (12 categorical 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, typically in surgery, medicine or pediatrics.

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 the PGY-1 level, the individual will participate in a broad-based clinical program of education during the first year of training (Categorical Program). 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 (internship) will be completed elsewhere (Advanced Program). The clinical base year will be followed by three years of anesthesia-specific training. For a sample curriculum, see here.

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!

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 (October through January), with a virtual social gathering the night before. For the 2020-21 interview season, interviews will be conducted virtually. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email UNCAnesthesiology-Residency@aims.unc.edu or contact the Resident Recruitment Coordinator, Elizabeth Aguero.

More information on Day of Interview

Interview Process

The interview visit is planned to be as informative and interactive as possible. 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 our Chair, 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: