Applicants to our program must be registered through the National Residency Match Program(NRMP) and are required to use the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS).

Application Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation to include:
    • Pediatric Departmental Letter(can be from Chair, Student Director, Advisor, etc.)
    • Internal Medicine Departmental Letter(can be from Chair, Student Director, Advisor, etc.)
    • Additional Clinical Attending Letter
  • USMLE Transcript
  • MSPE Medical School Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The deadline for application is November 1

In addition to the above, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from medical school no more than 2 years ago
  • Clinical experience (not observership) in the USA
  • If not a citizen of the USA, UNC Hospitals only supports the J-1 visa

Visiting Medical Students

Fourth year medical students are welcome to contact the University of North Carolina School of Medicine to arrange a visiting student elective. Please contact Lynn West for additional questions at lynn_west@med.unc.edu.

Based on availability, students may choose any pediatric or medicine rotation. There are four rotations that cross both departments and that may be of particular interest to students applying to Med-Peds:

  • PEDS 412/MEDI 412 Endocrinology
  • PEDS 413/MEDI 413 Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Nephrology Elective
  • PEDS 430 Med-Peds Hospitalist Elective

Contact Us

For more information about the UNC Med-Peds Residency Program, please contact:

Robin Howard
Program Coordinator
uncmp@med.unc.edu
919-966-6770


Alex Despotes, MD
Chief Resident

katherine.despotes@unchealth.unc.edu
919-966-4588