Applying Residents

UNC Hospitals is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program, Dental National Matching Service and other advanced residency matching programs.

  • The GME Application should be completed in Adobe in order to avoid formatting glitches. (Mac users should avoid using Preview.) All questions need to be answered OR to be marked “N/A.” Completed Applications should be sent in PDF format to the Program Coordinator of the program to which you are applying. Please review the instructions on the first page of the GME Application for additional required materials (such as letters of recommendation and transcripts).
  • FOREIGN GRADUATES: ALL graduates of foreign medical schools must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. All foreign graduates must meet all requirements of the Visa Qualifying Examination (VQE) or Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) prior to application. Per the University of North Carolina Graduate Medical Education Policy on Visas, UNC 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.

Documentation of sponsorship qualifications must be submitted with application. If photocopies of the supporting documents are submitted, they must be certified by a notary public as true and exact copies of the original documents.

Personal interviews will be arranged by the individual program. Due to the large number of applicants for each of our programs, a recent photograph of you would be helpful but is not mandatory; in no way will this be used to determine interview eligibility or selection priority.

Note: ERAS, or Electronic Residency Application Service, is a service which transmits residency applications, recommendation letters, Dean's Letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors using the Internet.

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 on the first floor of the West Wing of the main Hospitals complex, in room 1017, near the Hospital Mail Room.

Phone: 984-974-1072