History & Mission
UNC Med-Peds History
Our philosophy of training residents in the disciplines of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is rooted in the history of the program. In 1967, a UNC resident petitioned the boards of internal medicine and pediatrics to support training and board eligibility in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The boards recognized this concept, and since this time UNC has integrated the training of residents across both disciplines.
Since our program’s inception, we have strongly supported the philosophy that residents in combined training are most successful when fully integrated into each department. Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) residents are given the same supervision, responsibilities and opportunities as their colleagues in the categorical medicine and pediatric residency training programs. With these opportunities, we have found that Med-Peds residents have thrived, successfully becoming the composite of what is best in both disciplines.
Our mission is to produce compassionate and scholarly physicians who will become leaders in their chosen field. At the completion of residency our graduates will be superbly prepared to begin a career as a generalist or to pursue further training as a sub-specialist.