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).


  • Three letters of recommendation to include:
    • Pediatric departmental letter
    • Internal Medicine departmental letter
    • Letter from one faculty member who has had direct clinical contact with you
  • 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


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

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-pediatric nephrology elective

PEDS 417 The science and clinical management of common hemglobinpathies

PEDS 430 Med-Peds Hospitalist Elective