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 12 residents. 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 21st. Interviews will be extended and scheduled through Interview Broker. Initial interview offers will be sent at the end of October, followed by a rolling process through January based on available slots.

We are excited to make the most of the opportunity to review your applications and hopefully meet you during your interview. Please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you have a stress-free, enjoyable application process and interview experience!

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

For information about our residency program contact:

Felicia Sawyer
UNC EM Residency Coordinator
Felicia_Sawyer@med.unc.edu
(919) 966-6440

For information about student electives in our department contact:

Kari Corker
UNC EM Student Coordinator
corker@med.unc.edu
(919) 843-8067

Frequently Asked Questions

As we are all aware, the 2020 application year looks vastly different than previous years. Accordingly, the UNC EM Residency Program stands with the CORD and EMRA consensus statements, which allow for increased flexibility regarding the number and type of letters of recommendation (LORs) accepted. To be specific, we will require a minimum of 2 LORs by October 21st, one of which should be a Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) fulfilling one of the four options listed at https://www.cordem.org/resources/residency-management/sloe/. We understand that institutional variation has prohibited many applicants from obtaining a traditional eSLOE and we will be reviewing applicants with that knowledge in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
No. However, if not passed on the first attempt, it will be very hard to receive an interview invite with our department.
All foreign medical students must be ECFMG certified and have a J1 visa or be a US Citizen.
No, we do not require a transitional year or internship experience before you apply. However, we do consider applicants with prior training experiences.
No, all applicants must apply through ERAS and go through the NRMP process.
No, but it is highly advised to have a score in ERAS prior to your interview date.
Applications are downloaded on October 21st. Initial interviews will be offered by late October.

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