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Faculty Member Contacts

Hannah Coletti

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Lynn West

Coordinator, Pediatric Medical Student Education

Please also schedule a meeting with Dr. Christopher Klipstein as he will write your Internal Medicine departmental letter.

FAQs / Additional Info

How do students get assigned a career goal advisor?
Assigned by department based on the career interests of the student.

What should my Individualization Phase look like?
Try to do at least one combined elective, if possible, otherwise split Ais and electives between Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and other areas of interest

Do all my rotations need to be in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics?

Should I do an away rotation?  What in?
Only do an away if you are set on being at a particular program.  It is not required for Medicine-Pediatrics

Do I need a rotation at UNC if I spent my time in Charlotte/Asheville/Wilmington?

When do I need to meet with my career goal advisor?  How do I prepare?
Early summer.  We send a pre-meeting sheet for you to complete and help you to prepare for the meeting.

How many letters of recommendation do I need?  From whom should I get them?
You will get a departmental letter from Internal Medicine (Dr. Klipstein) and Pediatrics (from your Career Goal Advisor). It is good to have two additional letters from people who can Speak to your clinical strengths.

When do I ask for my letters?  What do they need?
Ask for letters by late summer.  It is also okay to let attendings know you are hoping to get a letter from them at the start of a rotation.  Send letter writers a copy of your CV.

How do I determine the best programs I should apply to?
Look at geographic areas you are interested in and other areas of interest like advocacy, global health, subspecialty options.  Your Career Goal Advisor will talk this through with you as well.

I just got this great piece of news…do I need to notify programs
You do not have to notify programs, but it can be a great way to keep ongoing dialogue open with programs you are really interested in.

My LORs aren’t in, and ERAS just opened!
It is okay to send a reminder email to your letter writers.

I am waitlisted for an interview at X and I’d really like to see that program.  What do I do?
Talk with your Career Goal Advisor!  They may have contacts and can reach out on your behalf to encourage a program offer an interview.

I didn’t get an interview at X program.  Should I send them a “letter of intent”?
Again, talk with your Career Goal Advisor!  They may reach out on your behalf in addition to advising you on a letter of intent.

Should I send thank you letters to programs?
This is not required but can be a great way to stay connected with programs. 

Should I send a letter to the program I am planning to rank #1?
You do not have to send a letter but are certainly welcome to do so.  You just have to ensure you are only telling one program that you are ranking them number one!

How do I respond if a program reaches out to me after my interview?
You can respond if it feels appropriate to you but you do not have to.


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