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Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency Training Program at the University of North Carolina!

Our program meets all the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and is fully accredited by the American Medical Association’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The mission of our residency is to train outstanding consultant anesthesiologists by providing a diverse, rigorous clinical experience combined with a carefully planned didactic curriculum.  Our residents gain exposure to a wide array of patient populations and cases, including Level 1 trauma and solid organ transplants.  Additionally, our program is unique in its focus on professional development, advocacy and wellness.

Thank you for your interest in UNC Anesthesiology!

Residency Program Leadership

Our faculty represent a diverse group of anesthesiologists, many of whom are nationally recognized for their accomplishments in research, teaching, advocacy and professional service. Click here to learn more.

Unique Educational Experiences



In addition to clinical experiences, residents have a wide variety of additional educational opportunities including:

Weekly Conferences

We offer departmental educational sessions throughout the week.  Our residents regularly participate in preparatory sessions for the ABA written and oral boards as well as the OSCE exam.  Additionally, our residents play an active role in Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Chair’s Conference, and others.  Regular subspecialty conferences help provide additional exposure to topics such as point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), pediatric anesthesiology and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We utilize the expertise of our education specialist and renowned faculty to incorporate active learning techniques.

Journal Clubs

Our quarterly Journal Club program is geared toward exploring the critical aspects of research study design and manuscript preparation.

Introductory sessions are geared towards new residents and concentrate on research methodology and manuscript preparation. Advanced sessions are geared toward discussing landmark articles in anesthesiology as well as research studies conducted by members of our department.


Sample Rotation Schedule

Clinical-Based Year

Residents who match into the categorical positions will complete a clinical base year where they will rotate through various medicine, surgical, and pediatric specialties. Additionally, we include anesthesia-related rotations such as chronic pain, academic medicine rotation, and transition to anesthesia. At the end of the clinical base year, residents have the opportunity to be paired with more senior residents to smoothly transition into the anesthesia years of residency.


Resident Wellness

Our Departmental Wellness Committee was founded in 2015 and is composed of faculty, residents, CRNAs, and support staff. The purpose of the committee is to promote the physical and emotional health and well-being of all departmental members. Activities include:

  • Anesthesia Family Day, where new CA-1 residents invite their support people to learn firsthand about life as an anesthesia resident through simulation and hands-on experience
  • Annual class retreats
  • Regular events such as “Thank You Grams”, CrossFit classes, UNC sporting events, and community service activities
  • Wellness-related Grand Rounds


Resident Salary/Benefits

  • Resident salaries and the costs of health/dental insurance at UNC are listed on the Graduate Medical Education site.
  • For those residents who complete their PGY-1 (Clinical Base Year) at UNC, USMLE Step 3 exam fees are reimbursed by the department
  • iPad for use during residency
  • Resident training license renewal fee
  • Education fund for purchasing books, educational resources, and attending approved meetings
  • Travel Awards for residents who present original research at regional and national meetings
  • The ABA Written Exam fees (Basic and Advanced) are covered by the department for residents scoring > 30th percentile on the In-Training Examination
  • ASA Annual Membership dues
  • Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography board examination if passed during residency