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 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?
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
Megan Miller and Hannah Smith Residency Program Coordinators