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Caring Compassionately, Advancing Discoveries, Training Future Leaders Welcome to the Department of Medicine

WELCOME TO THE UNC Department of Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Medicine

We train physicians for meaningful and impactful careers, pursue discoveries that advance science, and aim to provide expert, compassionate care to everyone we serve. Our innovative training curriculum prepares physicians to thrive in the ever-changing health care environment. Our research helps shape how we understand and treat disease. And our clinicians collaborate across specialties to provide truly outstanding clinical care.

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Learn About Us

The Department of Medicine is the largest academic department in the nation's first public university. We are 465 faculty and 200-plus residents and fellows, organized across 12 academic division and 11 research centers. We foster an inclusive, collegial, and supportive environment that nurtures careers, new and established.

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Join Our Team

We are passionate about academic excellence and our culture is mission-oriented, inclusive and uniquely collegial. We invite prospective trainees, faculty and staff to learn more about our academically rich environment in the heart of Chapel Hill.

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Living in Chapel Hill

In Chapel Hill the skies are always Carolina blue and the hospitality is like none other! Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, our vibrant college-town and the surrounding Research Triangle has it all: community, arts, culture, sports, and plenty of outdoor spaces for adventure.

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"Every day, we do what it takes to bring the very best care to more people, by reaching out to patients where they are, by better understanding their needs today, and by planning for a healthier tomorrow, together."



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Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s Statement on Equity and Inclusion.

Equity & Inclusion

Support Our Mission

The Department of Medicine leads the way in advancing research that gives patients access to cutting edge therapies and treatments. By investing in our talented physicians, scientists, and trainees, you support the people who are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Gifts both large and small help us provide the best possible care today and expand what will be possible tomorrow.

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Your gift is a special commitment to teaching, discovery and hope.



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Divisions & Centers

The Department of Medicine has 12 subspecialty divisions and 11 affiliated research centers.