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Dr. Ron Falk, Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor and Department Chair, teaching Internal Medicine residents.

At UNC, residents gain tremendous exposure to a wide breadth of clinical diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. UNC holds the distinct position as the state hospital of North Carolina, and we take pride in caring for our local community.

As a major academic center and quaternary care hospital, we also attract patients from widespread regions, many of whom seek the expertise of our renowned faculty. Our unique subspecialty ward structure offers residents the chance to work with and learn directly from those experts in subspecialty fields while also autonomously developing their skills and confidence when treating general and subspecialty medical pathology.  

Our residents spend the majority of their time rotating on inpatient services across our three primary training sites: the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus and WakeMed Hospitals’ main campus in Raleigh. Learn more here.

In 2021, we opened our state-of-the-art UNC Hospitals Outpatient Center at Eastowne, which houses our resident continuity clinics, our Same Day Clinic and our Internal Medicine subspecialty clinics. Learn more here.

At UNC, we believe that being a lifelong learner and a skilled educator are core components of being a physician. Our trainees get dedicated teaching on how to become both. Learn more here.

All upper-level residents get a month of dedicated elective time every year to spend on an academic or career-development pursuit of their choice. Learn more here.

As an institution built for the people of North Carolina, we are proud to offer our residents a number of clinical opportunities that support caring for underserved populations locally in the Triangle, in special parts of the state and around the world. Learn more here.

POCUS is an important part of medical training as we strive to balance patient safety with cost-effective care. Our longitudinal POCUS curriculum gives residents hands-on experience with using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for a diverse set of pathology. Learn more here.

Our residents receive daily didactic education led by residents, fellows and faculty members with the goal of helping them all develop into well-rounded, exceptional diagnosticians, clinicians and patient advocates. Learn more here.

Every intern is expected to complete one quality improvement project during their intern year and each resident is expected to participate in scholarly activity during residency. Many of our residents go on to present their research at national meetings, publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, and receive research grants based on their work. Learn more here.

From our Program Director…