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How To Apply

The UNC Adult Neurology Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited categorical, 4-year program (PGY1-PGY4) that accepts 5 residents per year. Applications are submitted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system.

General Application and Interview Information

The following items must be submitted to ERAS in order to schedule an interview:

  • Common Application Form via ERAS
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Letters of Reference (a minimum of 3)
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcripts or COMLEX Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional, but preferred to track applicants after interviews)

Interviews for Match 2014 are held on the following Tuesdays with a welcome dinner hosted by the chief residents the Monday evening before:

  • October 21, 2014
  • October 28, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • November 18, 2014
  • November 25, 2014
  • December 2, 2014
  • December 9, 2014
  • December 16, 2014
  • We welcome applications from international medical graduates.
  • We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement for interviews, but applicants who score below the mean or require repeated attempts to pass any exam are generally not competitive.
  • We do not have a cut-off for year of graduation from medical school, but applicants who have had a significant time away from clinical duties are generally less competitive.
  • Prior clinical experience in the United States is extremely advantageous.
  • We do not offer observerships through the Residency Program.
  • As with the policy required by the NRMP, all positions are filled via the NRMP. We do not offer pre-match contracts.
  • All international medical graduates must be certified by the ECFMG in order to be ranked, but not prior to applying.
  • UNC-CH sponsors only J-1 visas for residents. More information regarding J-1 visas can be found on the ECFMG website.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer 5 categorical positions only.
We do not have a minimum USMLE board score cut-off requirement for interviews, but applicants who score below the mean or require repeated attempts to pass any exam are generally not competitive.
No, the certificate is not due until the time of rank list submission (February).
No, Step 2 scores are not due until the time of rank list submission (February).
Yes, our GME office sponsors J-1 visas.
Information about GME Benefits can be found here http://gme.unchealthcare.org/residentbenefits
Information about GME Salaries can be found here http://gme.unchealthcare.org/residentbenefits/salaries
Departmental Benefits include: annual $300 book fund, additional $1500 for travel during senior year, additional travel for presentations at conferences, annual AAN Memberships, medical license renewal fees, and one-time board exam registration and fees.

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions can be directed to:

Nina M. Browner
Program Director
Megan Miller and Hannah Smith Residency Program Coordinators
rescoord[at]neurology.unc.edu