Our diversity mission or statement is: UNC Plastic Surgery is committed to valuing and respecting all people throughout our division and the health care organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. We believe the diversity of our division should be an accurate reflection of the diverse patient population we serve at UNC Hospitals. UNC Plastic Surgery strives to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment for all of our staff and residents, and to provide culturally sensitive care for our patients. These actions are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians and others whom we serve.

Our residency program promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and advocates for communities of color through these initiatives (please include links to programming, if available):

  1. We participate in Carolina First Look https://www.med.unc.edu/inclusion/programs-and-initiatives/carolina-first-look/
  2. Our Program Director will participate in Mock Interview Simulation this year to help students prepare for the novelty of virtual interviews
  3. We have faculty that serve as Career Goal Advisors to medical students interested in Plastic Surgery to help them prepare applications, etc to optimize their chances of matching successfully into Plastic Surgery

One residency application tip for URM students: Highlight unique experiences in your personal statement that make you stand out as an individual. Try to have something to put in the “Research” section of the ERAS application – it does not have to be specific to plastic surgery. Any research shows that you are interested and motivated to get projects done.

The following individual(s) are willing to serve as advisers and answer questions for URM residency applicants:

Name: Jennifer Carr, MD
Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Program Director
Contact information: jennifer_carr@med.unc.edu

Name: Jeyhan Wood, MD
Position: Associate Professor of Surgery, Program Director
Contact information: jeyhan_wood@med.unc.edu

Other Important Links (to social media, event calendar, etc.):
Follow us on Instagram: @uncplasticsurgery