About The Program

The UNC Child Neurology Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited categorical, five-year program (PGY1-PGY5) that accepts one resident per year. The first two years are spent with the Department of Pediatrics followed by three years with the Department of Neurology.

Applications are submitted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. Applicants need only apply to the UNC Child Neurology residency via ERAS – a separate application to UNC Pediatrics is not necessary.

A special agreement exists between the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) whereby an applicant who completes at least two years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

Contact Us

Questions about the Child Neurology Residency Program should be directed to:

Paul Carney, MD
Residency Program Director

Taylor Striker and Sharon Ward
Residency Program Coordinators

Questions about Child Neurology application status and interviews can be directed to:
Kelly Lear – Pediatrics Residency Program Coordinator
Call (919) 966-3172 or email klear@med.unc.edu