Timeline for Residency Applications for Academic Year 2020–2021

June 2020 ERAS opens for all applicant registration
September1, 2020 Applicants can apply to programs
October 21,  2020 Programs can view applications
November 2020 UNC Interview season begins
January 2021 UNC Interview season closes
March 15-19, 2021 Match Week


Interviews will all be virtual this year. They will include an overview of the program, time with faculty and time with the current residents.


Applications are accepted through December 2020. Available interview slots may fill quickly and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications early.

The UNC Hospitals Pathology Residency Program requires:

  • Applications must be submitted exclusively through ERAS.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Demonstrated interest in Pathology
  • Valid ECFMG certification for international medical graduates
  • Medical school cut-off date of ten years


Note that UNC Hospitals only sponsors J-1 visas.