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The Residents of UNC Emerg Med

Learn More About the UNC Emerg Med Program

  • Class of 2023

  • Class of 2024

  • Class of 2025

  • Class of 2026

Read what each resident has to say about “Why UNC” on the individual class pages!

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Class of 2026

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Why would a guy who has been out in California for 15 years suddenly decide to switch coasts? Every interview I went on asked me that question. I heard about UNC because of their academics and reputation, but wanted to stay for the people and the ‘feel’. Every program boasts ‘wellness’ and ’together-ness’, but none of them felt anything like how UNC made me feel on interview day. The residents were open and welcoming, but not in a weird fake interview way. The faculty were laid back, honest and easy to approach, yet were serious about training the next leaders in Emergency Medicine. The admin staff is second to none in communication and keeping you in the know. In addition to all of that, I was enticed by the lack of “graduated responsibility” that is so common in other programs – UNC lets you see all patients on day 1 (especially at WakeMed), and is there for you when you need them for backup. I can’t say enough good things about UNC, which goes so far beyond “good training” (the names in the EM department speak for themselves). My wife and I wanted our residency to feel like a second home – we are truly excited to be at UNC!"
-Dr. Ethan Gerdts, Class of 2023

Although I have not been in residency long, the UNC faculty are what have stood out to me the most. Of course they are knowledgeable and good teachers, but each one has been extremely approachable. I feel very comfortable asking any question, no matter how trivial I believe it is.”"
-Dr. William Salaun, Class of 2024

The people are for sure the best part. not only are they some of the most competitive and brilliant EM residents and faculty, but they’re always willing to go have fun after a shift! I love that I look forward to going to work everyday and get to spend way more time in the ER than in off service rotations. Also, who doesn’t want to live in NC?! It’s absolutely beautiful."
-Dr. Emily Zakhary, Class of 2024