Apply To Our Program

How To Apply

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


  Residency CoordinatorsOur Program Director and Coordinators

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions can be directed to Dr. Nina M. Browner, Program Director (center) or Taylor Striker (left) and Sharon Ward (right), Residency Program Coordinators at .

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 three)
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcripts or COMLEX Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional, but preferred to track applicants after interviews)

Interviews will be held on the following Tuesdays with a welcome dinner the Monday evening before:

  • October 25, 2016
  • November 1, 2016
  • November 8, 2016
  • November 15, 2016
  • November 22, 2016
  • November 29, 2016
  • December 6, 2016
  • December 13, 2016
  • December 20, 2016
  • January 3, 2017
  • January 10, 2017
  • 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 five 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 and Salaries can be found here.

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.