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Attention: UNC Academy of Educators: TARHEEL, formally known as Residents as Teachers, Program


The UNC Academy of Educators is now accepting applications for the Teaching as a Resident: Highlighting the Evidence and Enthusiasm of Learning (TARHEEL) program.


Piloted in 2020, the AOE TARHEEL Program offers residents (AOE members and non-members across the UNC Hospitals and the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) system) the opportunity to participate in a standardized program to improve cross-department collaboration, enhance engagement between faculty and residents, and increase academic scholarly projects and publications, beneficial to enhancing faculty educational scholarship. The TARHEEL program is divided into fall and spring semesters. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST, and all sessions will be virtual.


The curriculum augments residents’ teaching skills in mentoring and educating medical students, physician assistant students, and other learners across the AHEC system. Sessions are interactive lectures and are facilitated by UNC faculty and the TARHEEL Program Co-Directors Drs. Taylor Carter (General Surgery), Winston Li (Psychiatry), and Eric Zwemer (Pediatrics). To learn more about the TARHEEL Program, visit our website at or email with any questions or concerns.


To apply, applicants are asked to complete three (3) short essay responses within the application link below and e-mail an updated copy of their CV (in PDF format) to


Before applying, please ensure that you can commit to preparing and attending most of the sessions in either the fall session (September – December 2022) or the spring session (February – May 2023) on Wednesday evenings, between 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST. All sessions will be virtual.


Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.