Apply to Our Program

Apply to Our Program

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 Application

    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

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

    • October 22, 2013
    • October 29, 2013
    • November 5, 2013
    • November 12, 2013
    • November 19, 2013
    • November 26, 2013
    • December 3, 2013
    • December 10, 2013
    • December 17, 2013
    • January 7, 2014 (Make-Up Day)
  • International Medical Graduates

    • 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

  • What type and how many positions do you offer?

    We offer 5 categorical positions only.

  • What are your USMLE score requirements?

    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.

  • Is an ECFMG certificate due at the time of application?

    No, the certificate is not due until the time of rank list submission (February).
  • Are USMLE Step 2 scores due at the time of application?

    No, Step 2 scores are not due until the time of rank list submission (February).
  • Do you sponsor visas?

    Yes, our GME office sponsors J-1 visas.

  • Do you have a resident diversity initiative?

    Yes and information can be found here http://gme.unchealthcare.org/diversity

  • Do you participate in Couples Match?

    Yes

  • What are the benefits and salaries offered?

    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.
  • Any other Questions

    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