Addiction Medicine Fellowship Application Requirements

The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship will accept applications from July through the Fall, with initial interviews starting in November.  Applicants will be considered for interview once application materials are received, although interviews may be offered to applicants who still have some items pending.

Applications will be submitted to the Program Coordinator, Taryn Hardy (  

1. Applicants will provide:

  • A general application form provided by the program 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Copy of Transcript of USMLE Scores 
  • Dean’s letter (from where you graduated medical school)
  • Letter from Residency Program Director(s) from all residency programs you’ve participated in 
  • Letter of recommendation from a physician who knows you well 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Other: publications, research, “outstanding” extracurricular activities

2. As appropriate, applicants will complete an interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.  

3. We DO NOT currently use the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), otherwise known as the MATCH, though we may in the future. We DO NOT currently use the ERAS system. 

4. FOREIGN GRADUATES: ALL graduates of foreign medical schools must have completed an ACGME accredited residency, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and must meet all VISA Qualifying Examination (VQE) or Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) requirements prior to application. Per the University of North Carolina Graduate Medical Education Policy on Visas, University of North Carolina Hospitals will accept resident physicians who have been issued a J-1 Visa and who hold a current ECFMG Certificate. H1-B visas are not sponsored at University of North Carolina Hospitals.

5. All selected applicants will be required to submit the following:

a. UNC Hospitals Application for Appointment to Graduate Medical Education;

b. Pre-employment drug screening;

c. Signed background check verification; and

d. Any resident who has a disability (according to the Americans with Disabilities Act) and/or special restrictions on his/her medical license must report this information and requests       for accommodations to the Program Director and the OGME no later than the first day his/her residency program begins.

6. Prior to starting the fellowship, selected applicants will be required to demonstrate 1) a valid North Carolina Medical License; 2) completion of DATA2000 waiver training; AND 3) having received a waiver on their personal DEA to allow for prescribing of buprenorphine.  


Interviews will be conducted at UNC Chapel Hill and UNC WakeBrook in Raleigh in late Fall, beginning in November.  The interview process will include meeting several Addiction Medicine faculty, in addition to a tour of fellowship sites at UNC Hospitals and UNC WakeBrook.

Additional Information

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact our coordinators!