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Division of Infectious Diseases

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement

UNC ID Fellow alumni and now faculty member Dr. Lina Rosengren-Hovee and Program Director Dr. Michelle Floris-Moore during 2018 ID Week.

Message to 2021-2022 Applicants 

Thank you for your interest in infectious diseases, an incredibly rich, diverse, and rewarding specialty. As is evidenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the bounds of our specialty know no limits, spanning pathogenesis, clinical care, disaster planning, infection control and prevention, immunology and vaccine development, public health, social determinants of health, diagnostic testing, and communication skills. While the task is daunting, we will overcome this pandemic, in large part thanks to the tireless efforts of Infectious Diseases experts everywhere.

We understand that the fellowship application season this year continues to experience the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also understand that some anticipated ID clinical elective rotations and anticipated research projects may not have been completed and that procuring letters of recommendation may be more difficult.  We assure you that we will keep these realities in mind when reviewing your application and strongly encourage you to proceed with your application to our program this year.

In keeping with recommendations by the AAMC and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and to ensure a uniform and equitable interview process for all applicants, we will be conducting all interviews virtually this year. We will strive to provide you with an optimal interview experience that includes all relevant information about our program, as well as opportunities to interact with our faculty and fellows. We welcome your interest in the UNC ID Fellowship program and look forward to meeting you virtually.

Sincerely,

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program

2020-2021 ID Fellows during a virtual bootcamp (orientation) session with ID faculty who research HIV and COVID-19. Sessions such as this provide ample opportunities for fellows to get to know the ID Faculty at UNC, and learn about potential research opportunities.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for the UNC ID Fellowship the following must apply:

  • Completed training in internal medicine by an ACGME Accredited Institution by the start of your intended fellowship year
  • Citizen, permanent resident, or J-1 visa holder of the United States
    • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill only accepts J1 visas and permanent residents. H1B visas are not permitted by the Health System.
  • Trainees funded by NIH Institutional Training Grants must be US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents; applicants eligible for NIH funds are strongly favored and are encouraged to apply to this program.

Requirements

Application for admission to the UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship accepts applications on the ERAS application form.

ERAS Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of the applicant’s career goals and research interests
    • Special attention should be paid to the applicant’s preferred training track with emphasis on research opportunities available at UNC.
  • Three letters of reference

*We will only review applications once they have all required ERAS components completed*

Interview Process

Personal interviews are an excellent way to assess fit and learn more about UNC ID. While all interviews will be held virtually for 2021, we will provide ample opportunity to get to know our program and community using our webpage and ID Twitter Account. We review applications in batches. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email and asked for your interview availability (be sure to check your junk and spam folder regularly!).

For more information about our interview process and timeline, please see below:

  • July 7, 2021- July cycle fellowship applicants may begin submitting applications to programs a 9 am EST
  • July 21, 2021- July cycle fellowship programs may begin reviewing applications at 9 am EST
  • August 30, 2021- If you have not heard about your application by this date you may follow up with Hunter Davis (hunter_davis@med.unc.edu) to ask about the status.
  • September 1-October 29- UNC ID Fellowship Interview Season (interviews are held Wednesdays and Fridays)

We participate in the NRMP Match (Medical Specialties Matching Program).

  • November 17, 2021- Rank Order List Certification Deadline at 9 pm EST
  • December 1, 2021- Match Day at 12 pm EST

Contact

Fellowship Director
Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS
Division of Infectious Diseases
CB# 7030, 130 Mason Farm Road
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7030
Office: (919) 966-4733
Fax: (919) 966-6714
Fellowship Coordinator
Hunter Davis
Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease
CB# 7030, 130 Mason Farm Road, Suite 2115
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7030
Office: (919) 962-5110
Fax: (919) 966-6714
hunter_davis@med.unc.edu