Resident Life

What makes a great residency program?



has to offer!

Why go anywhere else!

We believe a residency program has to go beyond just teaching you and giving you experience. We try to make it a life experience that allows you to grow not only as a doctor, or a student, but as a person. That's why we don't just work hard, but we play hard too. Here is just a glimpse of all the fun things we enjoy.

In the office

The Emergency Room


Great relationships with the ED nursing and support staff, as well as consultants.

Out of the office



All 3rd year residents receive annual CME money to be used towards national conferences like ACEP and SAEM.  All 3rd year residents get the opportunity to attend ACEP.  ACEP has been hosted in great places nationally from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.




The annual conference for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is a great opportunity to make connections with others in our specialty. SAEM has also been hosted in great places nationally, from Boston to Seattle.  Rising chief's traditionally attend SAEM's Annual Meeting and Resident Leadership Forum.


Hanging Out

Memories for a Lifetime


From Christmas sweater parties, to just a good ole' cookout, we always find ways to have some fun as a group

UNC EM residents

Night Life

Besides work activities we enjoy going out on the town. Whether its in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, or Durham; There's always a wide selection of entertainment choices for night life just around the corner.





Sometimes you need a break, and residents often travel in groups every year to various places. This is from a Ski Trip to Colorado for a little powdery fun!


Outdoor Life

The Great Outdoors



Our area boasts great outdoor areas to support fun activities like kayaking, biking, camping, hiking, climbing, and the list goes on. In our area we have several parks within 30 minutes or less such as Jordan Lake, Umstead Park, The Eno River area, and Lake Crabtree.


Jordan Lake

Just a short 20-30 minute drive you'll find Jordan Lake. Just about every weekend you can find someone camping, grilling, fishing, hanging out on one of the beaches, or enjoying some time on a rented boat.



Umstead Park

Right next to the airport you can find Umstead Park, another large state park perfect for mountain biking, fishing hunting and hiking.




Residency Retreat

Fun In The Sun


Our department rents a beach house for a week in April to host our annual residency beach retreat. All residents are invited for the entire week, as well as incoming interns. During this retreat we are able to discuss ways to enhance our program as well as relax and play in the sun.


You're in Tar Heel Country


If you like sports, then this is the place to be. We have almost every type of sports team in the surrounding area. In college sports we have UNC, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, and East Carolina, which makes for great rivalries. When it comes to college basketball in this town, it doesn't get any better than the tobacco road rivalry against Duke.


The Professionals

When it comes to professional sports, we have the Carolina Hurricanes NHL team at the RBC center in Raleigh, and not too far in Charlotte we have the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats.




The Minors

When it comes to baseball, besides UNC's 11 time ACC champs, in Durham we have the the Durham Bulls a AAA affiliate to the Tampa Bay Rays. Then in Zebulon we also have the Carolina Mudcats.