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Julie Golding joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program as the new program coordinator in May. But she’s not new to the School of Medicine. Read about a project she developed with general medicine faculty and why she wanted to join the residency program.

Julie Golding, program coordinator for the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program

What brought you to the Department of Medicine?

I have been at UNC for over 12 years, working in program development and operations management for the medical school curriculum. Most recently, I focused on the third-year clinical experience. I was also lucky enough to work with Dr. Deb Bynum and Dr. Cristin Colford years ago on the School of Medicine side, and jumped at the opportunity to work with them again! I was also interested in learning more about life after medical school, and how to support residents during the transition from student to physician. This role has been a great mix of new challenges in a familiar setting, and I’m grateful to be a part of the team.

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?

I was born in Cameroon, Africa, into a missionary family, and I grew up living between Cameroon and Waxhaw, NC. My family moved back and forth every two to four years. I completed my undergraduate degree in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, fell in love with Chapel Hill, and I have been here ever since. 

Julie with her favorite animal, the giraffe. This one named Stretch, used to be at the Aloha Safari Rescue Zoo in Cameron, NC.

Is there a particular achievement (professional or personal) that has been most gratifying to you?

I am really proud of the Community Based Longitudinal Care (CBLC) course that I helped develop alongside Dr. Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw, Dr. Amy Shaheen, and Dr. Karina Whelan. The course is a giant scheduling puzzle that resets every four months. Getting the course off the ground every trimester requires a lot of problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity. Although challenging, I truly enjoyed working with the team to make the course better each rotation.

Can you name three ways your co-workers would describe you?

Organized, collaborative, and tall. 😊

What hobbies do you enjoy?

I love reading, playing volleyball, crafting, and exploring (whether that’s traveling far or just finding a new, fun local spot).

What was the last book you read?

I just finished Rock, Paper, Scissors by Alice Feeney. My go-to genre is definitely suspense/crime/thriller, but a close second is historical fiction.