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Our application process is composed of two portions: Application to our program through ERAS and application to the MPH Program of your choice through SOPHAS (unless you have already completed an MPH). All portions must be completed in order to consider your candidacy.

  1. Apply through ERAS (Due Nov 1st)
    • Include a 2-page personal statement describing your specific interests in preventive medicine and your goals for this training.
    • Through ERAS, please include 3 letters of recommendation, including one from the program director of your clinical residency program. The other two should be from medical staff of your residency training institution.  Please make sure all letters are from your most recent ACGME accredited residency program or fellowship.
    • Include your state medical license information.
  2. Apply online to the UNC Graduate School at for application to the desired on-campus degree program (MPH or MSCR) in the School of Public Health (SPH). You must apply separately to the SPH through the SOPHAS system prior to the graduate school application process.
    • You must be accepted into the Gillings SPH in order to be considered for our residency program–if you are having difficulty with the application process, please reach out as soon as you can.
    • Be aware that if you apply to the online degree program, you are not automatically accepted into the on-campus program.  The on-campus degree program is the one that is required for this Preventive Medicine Residency.
  3. Register for the NRMP to be included in the Match process.

The deadline to complete the ERAS application is November 1. All applications are reviewed by the residency program faculty.  Interviews will begin in October and will be fully virtual again this year.  The interview season will end in mid-January.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have a valid J-1 visa;
  2. have completed medical training in an accredited medical school;
  3. have completed at least one year in an ACGME-accredited clinical residency program;
  4. have a current certificate from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, if applicable; and
  5. have a valid medical license in the United States or be able to obtain one prior to commencing residency.

After the matching process, successful candidates will be required to complete the following:

  1. Provide an original official medical school transcript directly from the school. (Due within 2 weeks of offer of residency. Scans, emails, and ERAS transcripts are not sufficient substitutes.) 
  2. Successful Candidates: Please also submit copies of:
    • your medical license;
    • your residency certificate;
    • MPH transcript if applicable.
  3. You will be prompted to complete an application to our GME Office through our “Medhub” Portal.

Send any materials to:
Amanda Harvey
Program Coordinator, Preventive Medicine Residency
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine 


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