We are excited you have considered joining our program!! We can’t wait to tell you about all of the opportunities that await you at UNC, including the chance to work with Dr. Judith Tintinalli. UNC is known for attracting genuine, nice, down-to-earth people from across the country, and we aim to fill our intern class with 10 more. Check out our current residents to learn more about them and why they chose UNC!

Please look through our website for details about our curriculum, training, resident life, and the interview day. We have tried to include everything you need to know, including information on hotel options, our meet and greet with the residents, and transportation options.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1st. Interviews will be extended and scheduled through Interview Broker. Initial interview offers will be sent mid-October, followed by a rolling process through January based on available slots.

We anxiously await your arrival! Please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you have a stress-free, enjoyable visit to the Tar Heel state.

Please contact us for any questions, concerns, or more information on the residency program.

For information about our residency program contact:

Jennifer Huston
UNC EM Residency Coordinator


For information about student electives in our department contact:

Kari Corker
UNC EM Student Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

How many letters of recommendation are required?

We require a minimum of 2 by October 1st, with at least 1 Emergency Medicine Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE). We recommend 3 if possible, including 2 Emergency Medicine SLOE’s at least by your interview date.

Is there a USMLE cut off Score?

No. However, if not passed on the first attempt, it will be very hard to receive an interview invite with our department.

Does your program offer H1 or J1 visas?

All foreign medical students must be ECFMG certified and have a J1 visa or be a US Citizen.

Do you require a transitional year or internship before applying?

No, we do not require a transitional year or internship experience before you apply. However, we do consider applicants with prior training experiences.

What is your application deadline?

October 1st

Do you accept any applications outside of the match?

No, all applicants must apply through ERAS and go through the NRMP process.

Do you require applicants to take Step 2?

No, but it is highly advised to have a score in ERAS prior to your interview date.

When are applications reviewed and interview invitations extended?

Applications are downloaded October 1st. Initial interviews will be offered by mid-October. However, after the initial interviews, there will be a rolling process through January.


Please see further advice for interview season from Dr. Christina Shenvi by clicking here.

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