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Continuity experiences:

    • 1-2 half days per week on average in continuity clinic
    • Monthly Intern Learning and Intern Support during Wednesday conference


    • Obstetrics & Gynecology (split into a 4 week block of days and a 2 week block of nights)

1 month each:

    • Family Medicine Inpatient- Days
    • Family Medicine Inpatient- Nights (split into two sets of 2 weeks each)
    • Family Medicine Month
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Pediatrics – Inpatient wards
    • Pediatrics – Outpatient clinic
    • Primary Care Sports Medicine
    • Surgical Family Medicine and Procedures
    • Medical Intensive Care Unit


    • Behavioral and Community Health
    • Elective


Continuity experiences:

    • At least two ½ days per week continuity clinic
    • Finding Meaning in Medicine, monthly
    • SHAC – coverage of student-run free clinic


    • Family Centered Perinatal Care (FCPC)

1 month each:

    • Family Medicine Inpatient Service (3 one month blocks divided throughout the year)
    • Family Medicine Month
    • Pediatric Acute Care
    • Surgical Family Medicine and Procedures
    • Health Science Systems
    • Geriatrics

2.5 months:

    • Elective

2-week blocks:

    • Health Science Systems
    • Musculoskeletal Block

Continuity experiences:

    • On average at least four ½ days per week seeing patients in continuity clinic
    • Finding Meaning in Medicine, monthly
    • SHAC – Coverage of student-run free clinic

6-week blocks:

    • Family Centered Perinatal Care (x 2)

Six 2 week blocks:

    • Family Medicine Inpatient Service Senior (7 days as Daytime FMIS Team Lead)
    • Family Medicine Clinic (7 days, 5 of which are full days of clinic)

3 months – Electives:

    • 4 weeks can be taken as “away”
    • Arranged in blocks of 2, 4, or 6 wks

1 month each:

    • Rural Community Hospital Experience
    • Pediatric ED

2-week block:

    • Sports Medicine
    • Health Science Systems
We have established “Areas of Concentration (AOCs)” that allow residents with special interests in certain areas to individualize their educational experience. There will likely be additional AOCs in the future based on resident interests.

Review more details about our Areas of Concentration

See our AOC template here

Health Care Leadership
Caring for the Underserved
Family Centered Perinatal Care
Sports Medicine
Global Health

Behavioral Health 
Lead Faculty: Linda Myerholtz, Ph.D

HIV/Viral Hepatitis
Lead Faculty: Richard Moore II, MD, AAHIVS

Hello, and welcome to the introduction to our area of concentration in HIV and viral hepatitis. The goal of this optional addition to the residency training program is for interested residents to develop added clinical proficiency in care for individuals living with HIV and viral hepatitis. Through integrated training opportunities, we will work towards the goal of preparing residents who participate to manage HIV and viral hepatitis independently after graduation.

HIV and hepatitis C care delivery has changed dramatically over the last several years. Treatment regimens have become more tolerable, involve less drug-drug interactions, and have made substantial gains in efficacy. Both are ubiquitous conditions, disproportionately affecting the vulnerable and historically marginalized who are more likely to have barriers to accessing care outside of their local communities. The American South has been an area of particular concern with respect to HIV, where over half of the country’s new diagnoses occur and where higher numbers of patients live in suburban and rural environments. These factors lead to an increasingly compelling case for workforce expansion and training around these disease states.

The primary focus of the AoC will be in-clinic training during elective rotations. We build elective time in the second and third years of residency around the following:
1. Clinical rotations
a. Ryan White HIV treatment sites in Henderson, Roanoke Rapids, Jackson, and Durham
b. UNC Infectious Disease Department’s outpatient clinic
c. Hepatitis C and HIV-treating providers in the community and at UNC
2. Self-directed learning, focusing on the HIV and Hep C National Curricula
3. Conference attendance

We also have monthly calls discussing HIV and HCV-associated topics (HIV drug resistance, nuts and bolts of specific regimens, etc.) that are meant to be deeper dives into decision points that providers regularly encounter in clinical practice.

Dedicated elective time begins in the second year of residency, with residents being asked to declare an interest in pursuing this track in January of their intern year. Up to two residents per year are accepted.

For those interested in pursuing additional training but not to the level of the longitudinal area of concentration, training opportunities are available for rotations to enhance exposure and improve understanding of management of patients with HIV and viral hepatitis.

Please reach out to with any questions. Thank you for your interest!

Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Lead faculty: Ryan Paulus, DO & John Doughton, MD

This AOC is designed to allow interested residents to gain additional training and certification around point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) during residency. Completion of this AOC will involve extra ultrasound training sessions with department faculty and UNC ultrasound technicians. The extra training will allow residents to become signed off to independently perform several POCUS scans prior to graduation. Teaching UNC medical students and participating in a UNC wide elective are also a part of the AOC.