Preventive medicine resident at a seminatr at the UNC Family Medicine Center
Preventive Medicine resident Kamal Henderson MD at a seminar

Our application process is composed of three portions: Application to our program through ERAS, application to the Office of Graduate Medical Education, 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. Here is a handy checklist for all required materials.

  1. Apply through ERAS
    • Include a 2-page personal statement describing your specific interests in preventive medicine and your goals for this training.
    • Attach a current curriculum vitae, including a list of honors, publications, and summary of prior work.
    • 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 through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.  Please be aware that this application is deeply detailed.  All “N/A” boxes must be checked, and all questions must be answered prior to final submission in order for your application to be valid.  You may send a draft of the form to Amanda Harvey (details below) to check for common errors.
  3. Apply online to the UNC Graduate School at http://gradschool.unc.edu 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. Acceptance in the residency program is contingent upon being accepted into the MPH or MSCR program in the SPH.  Deadlines for SPH applications vary by department and are different than the deadline for your Preventive Medicine application.  Please make sure you are aware of all deadlines in your desired program.
    • We recommend that you do not finalize and submit your application to the SPH until you conduct your in-person interview with the Preventive Medicine Residency so that you can discuss your options with residents and faculty.
    • 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.
  4. Please complete the additional application form.
  5. Provide an original official medical school transcript directly from the school.  Scans, emails, and ERAS transcripts are not sufficient substitutes.
  6. In addition to this form and the med school transcript, please submit copies of: 1) your medical license; 2) your residency certificate; 3) MPH transcript if applicable.
    Send any paper materials (e.g. GME application) to:
    Amanda Harvey
    Program Coordinator, Preventive Medicine Residency
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine
    CB#7595, 590 Manning Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    adharvey@email.unc.edu

The application deadline is November 1. All applications are reviewed by the residency program faculty.  Interviews will begin in mid-October and applicants who submit applications prior to the deadline may receive earlier interviews.  The interview season will end in January prior to the Standardized Acceptance Process date.

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.

For more info contact Amanda Harvey, Program Coordinator, at .

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