Apply To Our Program
Meet our program directors, Drs. Nina Browner and Winnie Lau and learn more about our program in this virtual open house recorded on September 17, 2021.
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How To Apply
The UNC Adult Neurology Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited, categorical, four-year program (PGY1-PGY4) and we are accepting seven residents per year. Applications are submitted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system.
General Application Information
We review our applications in a holistic manner, and do not have specific cut-offs for USMLE scores or grades. We also do not expect a Chair or Program Director letter as part of your Letters of Recommendations package. We would like to get to know you through your letters and your personal statement, and we will review all of your application materials with enthusiasm and interest.
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)
Our program follows the guidelines as outlined in the AAN Consensus Statement Regarding Virtual Interviews. For the 2021-2022 academic season, we will offer virtual interviews via Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 9 am – 12 pm ET or 1 – 4 pm ET to accommodate candidates from different time zones. The specific dates and times are as follows:
- Tuesday, November 2: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Friday, November 5: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Monday, November 8: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 9: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Friday, November 12: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Monday, November 15: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 16: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 30: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Friday, December 3: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Monday, December 13: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, January 11: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Program Directors and Coordinator
Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions may be directed to the Program Director – Dr. Nina M. Browner, the Assistant Program Director – Dr. Winnie Lau, or the Residency and Fellowship Coordinator – Sharon Ward. Email them at: email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
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.