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Passion for teaching. Preparing physicians for meaningful and impactful careers.

The UNC Department of Medicine provides inclusive medical education and training for students, residents and fellows, in a learning environment like none other. Excellence in the teaching and learning of medicine requires observation and practice, guided by compassion and respect for patients and for each other.

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Undergraduate Medical Student Education

Our faculty leaders instruct students in the Medical Doctorate Program at UNC. They are passionate about teaching the Foundation Phase, striving to continually inspire our learners, not just with knowledge and skills, but by demonstrating their own passion for learning and patient care. Faculty provide guidance on clerkships and internships, and they often become lifetime mentors.

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Why Choose UNC for Residency

The core values of the internal medicine and combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency programs are autonomy, camaraderie, and a strong sense of community. Interns and residents benefit from uncommonly dedicated faculty and innovative educational curricula. They are exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences that prepares them well for clinical practice or further sub-specialty training. And formalized coaching, advising, and mentoring, combined with ample research opportunities, helps residents achieve their full potential.

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Why Apply to UNC’s PSTP

UNC’s Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is a unique program for young physicians who wish to pursue academic careers devoted to medical research. The Department fosters a supportive environment for candidates with research experience who seek to complete internal medicine residency, fellowship, and postdoctoral research training via the ABIM Research Pathway. PSTP students lead their own projects and seek external sources of funding to facilitate the development of their ideas. Upon graduating, PSTP students have the skills to begin careers in some of the most exciting areas of academic medicine, becoming the future pioneers in research.

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Why Choose UNC for Fellowship Training

Our fellows gain a robust clinical experience as well as myriad opportunities to participate in clinical, translational and basic research, working alongside nationally recognized faculty who are leaders in their specialties. The Department offers 13 subspecialty fellowships supported by the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Medical Center, where world-class training is delivered in a supportive and welcoming environment. Our fellowships are comprehensive yet flexible, and can be personalized to meet the individual needs of each fellow’s career goals, whether in clinical care, academic medicine or industry.

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Continuing Medical Education

We embrace and support lifelong learning and professional development. The Department of Medicine delivers high-quality CME programs that meet rigorous standards for educational excellence, to accelerate learning and improvements in healthcare. CME records can be accessed here.

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Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are scheduled for every Thursday at 12 noon and provide CME credit. Each one-hour presentation incorporates recent developments in areas of interest. The chair of the Department of Medicine invites guest speakers who are thought leaders in their fields.

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