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The mission of the Department of Medicine Residency Program is to foster the development of outstanding internists.

Under the guidance of dedicated faculty who value resident autonomy, residents become skilled in the care of patients in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Residents learn compassionate team-based care, always mindful of the best evidence to support clinical decisions. Guided by a strong sense of altruism, our residents embrace the concepts of life-long learning and teaching.

The UNC Way…more than collegiality

A message from the Program Director

Many programs boast of their collegial atmosphere. At UNC, we believe that collegiality becomes more than a talking point when coupled with respect, humility, and shared values – values that include a focus on open community, support for resident autonomy, and the belief that every patient deserves the absolute best care.

Shared respect and open community, not hierarchy: Faculty members work alongside our residents to provide patient-focused care to the people of our state. The resident voice is respected in patient care and is key to every change we make within the program.

Resident autonomy: We believe strongly that resident autonomy grows in a clinically challenging and rigorous yet supportive environment.

Common mission as a proud, public institution: Our program and its people value diversity and inclusion, respect for every individual, and the importance of fairness and justice.

At UNC, you will find doctors who bring not only a collegial attitude but a kind heart, a sense for justice, a dedication to their peers and patients, and a humble spirit – what we refer to as the “UNC Way”.

Collegiality brings us together, but culture keeps us here.

We encourage you to learn more about our program and understand what makes UNC-Chapel Hill a truly special place.

Debra L. Bynum, MD, MMEL, FACP
Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professor
Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Dr. Debra L. Bynum, MD, MMEL, FACP
Dr. Debra L. Bynum

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