Visiting Residents

If you are interested in becoming a visiting resident at UNC, please read and complete the following steps. Plan to begin a minimum of 12 weeks prior to your proposed start date to complete the necessary paperwork and get everything approved from the institution and the North Carolina Medical Board, especially if you are coming from out of state.

Your first step is to contact the individual program that you are interested in joining to determine if they will accept you and to confirm the dates of the visiting residency.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the Visiting Resident Application. Send the completed form to your UNC Program Coordinator. Submit the completed application immediately so the GME Office can begin processing it - do not wait to complete the rest of the application process.
  • Contact Kathryn Hill in the GME Office to create a Letter of Agreement for your institution, as only the UNC Letter of Agreement template will be accepted.
  • Apply for a North Carolina License
    • If you do not already have a North Carolina Medical Board License (Resident Training License or Full), go to for the application AND contact your Program Coordinator for further assistance. Again, please allow at least 12 weeks for the NCMB license application process.
  • Complete the following forms and return them to your GME Specialist
  • Submit the following items to your GME Specialist
    • An updated copy of your CV
    • A copy of malpractice insurance coverage including dates and limits of liability - $1 million per occurrence/$3 million annual aggregate
    • A copy of your ECFMG certificate (only applicable if you are a foreign medical graduate)

Learning Management System

You will be required to complete modules in our online learning system. You will receive an email from the UNC Information Services Division a few weeks after your application is processed containing a sign-on, password and link to the website. Here are the LMS instructions and list of required courses.

Fit Testing

Fit testing will be performed by the GME Office on the first day of work

Please note that UNC Hospitals requires all visiting residents to be fully trained in relevant EPIC@UNC systems before they can begin clinical work. Questions about the exact training requirements should be directed to the Program Coordinator for the program you will be visiting.

If you have any other questions, please contact the GME Office.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Medical Education
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive, Room 1017
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located in the West Wing of the main Hospitals complex, room 1017 near the Hospital Mailroom.

Phone: 984-974-1072

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    A lunch to help those with family members in the Newborn Critical Care Center.
  • Jul
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Enjoy, fresh, tasty, local produce every Saturday at the UNC Hillsborough Campus from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Jul
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    A time for families and patients to relax and play together in the Play Atrium on the 7th floor of N.C. Children's Hospital.
  • Jul
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Patient and parent information session for those in the Newborn Critical Care Center
  • Jul
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    A pizza dinner for all pediatric patients and their families, held in the Ronald McDonald House Family Room on the 7th Floor of N.C. Children's Hospital.