Carolina First Look is an opportunity for medical students who are preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine & Health Care System to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents.

Newer Events to the Program!

  • Mock Interview Simulations
  • Residency Fair
  • Carolina First Look Alumni Panel


The 2020 Carolina First Look is scheduled for August 28-29.


Allopathic and osteopathic medical students are invited to attend this event.


Registration for the Carolina First Look is free. Please contact Hugh Smith for more information on how to register.

Register HERE!


Friday, August 28rd
3:00 – 4:00 pm Mock Interviews
5:00 – 6:00 pm UNC Hospital Tour
6:30 – 9:30 pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 29th
7:45 am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome & Program Overview
8:35 am Opening Remarks
8:45 am Resident Panel Discussion
10:00 am Networking Break
10:15 am Program Directors Panel Discussion
11:30 am Luncheon with SOM Faculty, Residents, & Staff
1:00 pm Dr. Paul A. Godley Memorial and Dedication
1:30 pm Dr. Paul A. Godley Keynote Address
2:00pm Clinical Rotation Preparation, Residency Showcase and Departmental Tours
3:30 pm Why Carolina
3:45 pm Closing Remarks


For more information, contact Hugh Smith

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Carolina First Look is an annual event that takes place on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Health Care System. Many thanks to our UNC faculty, residents, staff and CFL participants for making each year’s program a success.

2017 Carolina First Look: The 4th CFL program took place on August 25-26, 2017.


2016 Carolina First Look: The 3rd CFL program took place on August 26-27, 2016.

2015 Carolina First Look: The 2nd CFL program took place on August 20-21, 2015.

2014 Carolina First Look: The inaugural Carolina First Look program occurred on August 22 – 23, 2014.