During their PGY-2 year, residents declare a concentration within EM, an area they are passionate about and hope to incorporate into their career. Residents will have the opportunity to pick a concentration that fits their interests. Below is a list of concentrations that residents have done in the past. If a resident would like to create their own unique concentration, that is also an option. At the completion of their third year, residents are expected to complete a scholarly project. Often residents will design their scholarly project around their concentration interest.

  1. EMS
    1. Residents interested in EMS will be paired with one of the many EMS faculty attendings. Interested residents will be able to partake in additional EMS activities, such as involvement with Orange County EMS, Wake County EMS, Carolina AirCare or the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Given the many faculty members who are EMS directors in the area, residents will have the opportunity to design their concentration to their interest.
  2. Global Health
    1. Residents interested in Global Health will be paired with Justin Myers, DO, MPH, who is the Global Health fellowship director and core EM faculty. UNC offers the opportunity for residents to apply to a program called the Global Health Scholars, which is a program that allows residents to develop a global health research project and be awarded funding for the project. UNC offers a breadth of other global health opportunities, which Dr. Myers can help interested residents learn more about.
  3. Simulation
    1. Residents interested in medical simulation will be paired with Graham Snyder, MD, our residency simulation guru. Interested residents can work with Dr. Snyder to design the monthly resident simulations and also help to design simulations that will help ED staff at WakeMed Raleigh.
  4. Geriatrics
    1. Residents interested in geriatrics will be paired with one of the UNC EM faculty with experience in geriatrics. UNC has a geriatrics fellowship that is led by the vice chair of the emergency department, Kevin Biese, MD. Residents will have the opportunity to join the weekly geriartic fellow conferences and work on a scholarly project to improve ED care for older adults.
  5. Palliative Care
    1. Residents interested in palliative care will be paired with a faculty member who also has shares an interest in palliative care. Interested residents will be able to work with their faculty mentor to work on palliative care initiatives within the emergency department or other projects of their interest. In addition, UNC offers a palliative care fellowship that interested residents may reach out to for additional opportunities.
  6. Pediatrics
    1. Residents interested in pediatrics will be paired with a faculty member with an expertise in pediatric emergency medicine. Interested residents will be able to craft their concentration to their interests. Also, residents may enjoy joining the pediatric EM fellowship conferences to gain more knowledge specific to pediatric emergency medicine.
  7. Administration
    1. Residents interested in administration will be paired with one of our many faculty who are involved on the administrative level. Interested residents may join hospital wide committees, EM department committees or sit in on meetings to gain more knowledge on the administrative aspect of emergency medicine. In addition, interested residents would have the opportunity to work closer with the current administration fellows to gain more insight in this concentration.
  8. Medical Education
    1. Residents interested in medical education will be paired with one of the UNC EM faculty with an expertise in medical education. Residents will have the opportunity to become more involved in both resident and medical student education. UNC also offers a resident training program called residents as teachers through the UNC academy of educators that residents interested in education may consider applying to.
  9. Research
    1. Residents interested in research will be paired with a UNC EM faculty member with an interest in research. Interested residents will have the opportunity to work with our research department to develop a project (s) of their interests and to refine their research skills. Residents will also be able to work closely with one of our research experts, Dr. Platts-Mills, to learn about the nuances of designing, implementing and publishing research projects.
  10. Toxicology
    1. Residents interested in toxicology will have the opportunity to be paired with May Yen, MD, who is fellowship trained in toxicology and our resident toxicology guru! Interested residents can work with Dr. Yen to design their concentration to their interest.
  11. Ultrasound
    1. Residents interested in ultrasound will be paired with one or more of the UNC EM ultrasound faculty to continue to refine their skills and interests in ultrasound. Interested residents will have the opportunity to take part in the ultrasound education of medical students, rotating students and residents. Please see the ultrasound page for additional information and opportunities.

Available fellowships through UNC Emergency Medicine: