Apply to Our Program

How to Apply

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.

Our Program Director and Coordinators

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions can be directed to Dr. Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, Program Director, or through Taylor Striker and Sharon Ward, Residency and Fellowship Coordinators. Email them 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)


We offer our child neurology interviewees a combined interview day with time spent in both the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology. Interviews will be held on the following eight Wednesdays:


  • October 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13


  • January 10
Subject to change

Evening before interview day

Dinner at the home of one of the pediatric residents

Interview day

7:00 am
Meet in the lobby of the NC Women's Hospital

7:15 am
Welcome, introductions and breakfast

7:45 am
Morning report or chair rounds

8:30 am
Overview of our program with the chief residents

9:20 am
Interview pediatrics small group session with program leadership
Overview of our affiliated teaching sites: Cone Health and WakeMed

10:15 - 11:00 am
Tour of NC’s Children’s Hospital and Child Neurology Clinic with Chief Resident

11:00 am - 12:10 pm
Small Group Session with Child Neurology Program Leadership
Interviews with Child Neurology Faculty

12:10 - 1:10 pm
Lunch with Child Neurology Residents (POB)

1:10 - 2:10 pm
Small Group Session with Child Neurology Program Leadership
Interviews with Child Neurology Faculty

2:30 pm
Wrap Up Session with Pediatrics

3:00 pm
End of Day

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer one categorical position 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.