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Application Instructions


We appreciate that you’re considering our fellowship program, and look forward to receiving your application materials. If you have any questions about the application process after reading the information below, please contact the program’s fellowship coordinator, Angela Williamson .

To Apply:

You must be board-certified or board-eligible in one of the palliative medicine sponsoring specialties to join our fellowship program. Our three (3) available positions for the class matriculating in July, 2022 will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP, The “Match”). We begin to receive and process applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting July 21, 2021.

To begin your application, please follow the ERAS Fellowships Documents Office instructions found here. Please be sure to register with both ERAS and NRMP in order to be eligible for the Match. You can register with NRMP by going to the NRMP website. Please note you will need to use your AAMC ID from your ERAS application to register for the NRMP.


ERAS applications open July 21st for entry the following July (e.g., July, 2021 and later applications are for the July 2022 program). Applications are preferred by September 1st.  Virtual interviews will be held on Wednesdays from August 25th until October 27th and Match results will be released on December 1, 2021.  We recommend that you request letters of recommendations early in the process as these may sometimes take weeks to obtain.


Our program requires the following documentation to complete your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants who have recently completed residency training should request letters from faculty members in their specialty area who are familiar with their work. One of the letters must be the Residency/Fellowship Program Director. Applicants with medical practice experience should provide letters of reference from physicians in their practice community who are familiar with their skills.
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Scores from USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3

A complete ERAS application checklist can be found by clicking here.

Below is a link to the UNC Graduate Medical Education website:

UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education