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Thank you for your interest in a PGY1 position with the OBGYN Residency Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina. Each year, our department receives approximately 1,200 applications. We offer roughly 70 interviews for the seven PGY1 positions in our program.

Our program does not mail out information about our program, we hope that in exploring our website many of your questions will be addressed.

For additional questions or information, please contact our Residency Program Manager, Ty Fraga.

2023 Interview Dates:

  • November 4, 2023

  • November 18, 2023

  • December 2, 2023

UNC Specific Application Instructions:

  • UNC participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) match
    • Your Dean’s office will inform you of the necessary steps and provide you with the information to prepare your application.
    • Submission deadline is October 1, 2023
  • We do not require an additional written application
  • Three letters of recommendation are required in addition to the Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE), also known as the Dean’s letter
    • One of these letters should be from the OB-GYN Chair or designee from your medical school
      • Format should follow a SLOE or traditional letter
    • ERAS will accept up to four letters of recommendation
    • At UNC, we will still require a Chair’s letter, which can be in the format of a SLOE or a traditional letter.

UNC Application Review:

  • Once we have received your completed ERAS file, your application will receive careful consideration regarding an interview invitation.
  • We have no minimum USMLE score requirements or grade requirements though more robust scores and grades do strengthen an application.
  • The Selection Committee performs a holistic review of applications submitted through ERAS by the deadline.

The Program will follow the recommended standards for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency application and virtual interview processes as described by The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). These recommendations include the following:

  • Application deadline of 10/1/2023
  • Interview offers released on 10/24/2023
  • Interview offers limited to the number of interview spots
  • Allow applicants minimum of 48 hours to respond to interview offers
  • Interviews occur no earlier than 10/31/2023
  • Notify applicants of final status (e.g. waitlist, rejection) by 12/2/2023
  • Virtual interviews for all applicants
  • One Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) should be included in applicants’ ERAS packages. The SLOE will replace one of the traditional letters of recommendation (LOR) or the Chair’s letter; applicants should still include two OBGYN LORs (traditional or Chair where available) and one other LOR. The updated 2023–2024 SLOE template and applicable resources can be found at
    • At UNC, we will still require a Chair’s letter, which can be in the format of a SLOE or a traditional letter.
  • Our specialty will be implementing Program Signaling.
  • Our Program will participate in the Alignment Check Index (ACI) Pilot Program through the AMA FREIDA.
    • Applicants will be able to enter certain information about their background, experiences and academics and receive a list of programs that may align with the programs’ recruiting priorities.