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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. 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 request that you consider answering at least one of the following supplemental questions. Your responses are optional and can be included in your personal statement. 

Why are you interested in UNC Anesthesiology? 

Is there anything you’d like for us to know about you that is not on your application? 

Can you describe a time when you experienced a setback when working toward a major goal?


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.

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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 2022-23 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.

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: