The UNC internal medicine program consists of 27 categorical residents, two physician scientist residents (per year for 2 years), 10 preliminary residents and 6 combined medicine/pediatrics residents for the first year – for a total of 115 residents in our program.
Resident autonomy, camaraderie, and a strong sense of community are the core values of our program. UNC residents are the beneficiaries of uncommonly dedicated faculty and an innovative educational curriculum.
The majority of learning occurs through our subspecialty ward services which are attended by leaders in their respective fields. UNC Hospital is a large, 800+bed academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. As the only state-owned teaching hospital in North Carolina, it offers care to patients from every county and from several neighboring states. Residents also rotate at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh which allows for an opportunity to serve an inner-city patient population and understand the operations of a community hospital.
Residents receive their ambulatory training and continuity clinic experience at the UNC Ambulatory Care Clinic. These sites serve distinct populations which allow for a diverse outpatient experience, including care of an underserved patient population. Our ambulatory curriculum includes close mentorship from attendings in our general internal medicine division as well as rotations through our diverse subspecialty clinics.
The strong clinical training residents receive at UNC not only makes them excellent physicians by the end of their residency, but is also why, year after year, UNC Internal Medicine residents have one of the highest board pass rates in the country.