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Beginning June 2020, the UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship will receive applications through ERAS.

Fellowship Timeline for Applications through ERAS

July 2021 application cycle

Date Activity
June 8, 2020 ERAS 2021 season begins.
June 9, 2020 EFDO begins to generate and distribute MyERAS tokens.

Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on their applications.

July 1, 2020 Applicants may begin submitting applications
August 13, 2020 Program will begin to invite applicants for interviews


NOTE: The Addiction Medicine Fellowship does not use the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), otherwise known as the MATCH.


Items required with ERAS Submission

Curriculum Vitae

Medical School Transcript

Transcript of USMLE Scores

Dean’s letter (from where you graduated medical school, also called MSPE)

Personal Statement

Three (3) Letters of Reference written within the past year

  • One (1) letter of reference from the Program Director of the residency program in which the Resident has most recently served
  • Two letters of reference, either 1) from members of the medical staff of the hospital with the residency program from which you most recently served OR 2) from physicians with current knowledge of your experience, ability, educational accomplishments and character.

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.

SELECTED APPLICANTS: All applicants selected for the fellowship will be required to submit:

  1. UNC Hospitals Application for Appointment to Graduate Medical Education,
  2. Pre-employment drug screening.
  3. Signed background check verification.
  4. 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.

INCOMING FELLOWS: Prior to starting the fellowship, incoming fellows will be required to demonstrate 1) a valid North Carolina Medical License; 2) completion of DATA2000 waiver training; and 3) a waiver on their personal DEA to allow for prescribing of buprenorphine.



Interviews for the July 2021 application cycle will be held virtually.  Applicants will apply through ERAS and will be notified if they are selected for an interview.  Interview dates are listed below.  Additional interview dates could be added as needed.

  • August 14, 2020
  • September 11, 2020
  • October 9, 2020