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We are excited that you are interested in rotating with us at UNC! Your 4-week rotation at UNC will offer you a well-rounded experience.

We encourage our students to truly “act like an intern,” care for patients start to finish, perform procedures, and integrate into our UNC ED team.

Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities are renowned for their many collegiate sports offerings (and rivalries!), the innovative and internationally recognized Research Triangle Park, endless outdoor leisure activities in beautiful settings, and excellent restaurants and cultural attractions.

How to Apply on VSAS

Applications for visiting medical students are received through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) of the AAMC. UNC SOM Office of Student Affairs also has some information for visiting students.

UNC SOM does not accept students from international medical schools at this time.

The VSAS course listing for the UNC/WakeMed EM Acting Internship is ERMD 401-2. Here is a direct link to our VSAS listing (must be logged in to VSAS to view). Please note that availability to visiting medical students is dependent on the number of clerkship spots not already taken by UNC medical students. Our invitation offers are not sent on a rolling basis; all our visiting spots are full by May.

About the Acting Internship (Sub-I) in EM at UNC/WakeMed (ERMD 401)

On the UNC EM AI you will gain exposure to both academic and community emergency medicine with shifts at both the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and WakeMed in Raleigh. You will be working directly with ED attendings, many of whom have been fellowship-trained in Ultrasound, EMS, Geriatrics, Palliative care, Toxicology, Administration, Informatics, and Education.

This clerkship includes:

  • Approximately 13 ED shifts divided between UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and WakeMed Raleigh
  • In-person orientation on the first day of your rotation with clerkship directors
  • Advanced procedural and high-fidelity simulation lab
  • Case-based teaching session with senior residents
  • Protected time to attend and participate in weekly Wednesday resident conferences
  • Most weekends off to explore the local area
  • A standardized letter of evaluation (SLOE) for your EM residency application

Please note that accepted students are responsible for finding their own housing and having their own vehicle to drive to and from WakeMed Raleigh.