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Welcome from the Program Leadership Panel

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Drs. Shiloh-Malawsky, Bricker, Varghese, Squire, Papas, Broman-Fulks, and Hunter. Child Neurology Annual Picnic, July 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Child Neurology residency program at the University of North Carolina!

We are committed to training child neurologists with a strong competence in the care of all aspects of neurological disorders in children. Our program’s long tradition, dating back to the birth of the field of child neurology, aims to train the next generation of leaders in clinical and academic child neurology.

Our program is designed to give you a strong foundation in general neurology and child neurology, along with vast exposure to a wide range of subspecialties and experience in the care of patients with rare and complex conditions. Our graduates practice in a range of settings, from community-based clinical practices, to subspecialty academic environments. We take pride in training well-rounded child neurologists, who are equipped to thrive in the quickly advancing field of child neurology.

Training at UNC benefits from a diverse patient base and wide scope of exposure: from common primary care neurology to the most complex, neurological disorders managed by multidisciplinary care teams. The cornerstone of the program is our Child Neurology faculty who are dedicated to education, and bring to the program a wide range of subspecialty training and expertise including epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuro-developmental disorders, genetics, neurocutaneous disorders, tic disorders, neuromuscular, transition of care, intensive care and vascular neurology. Our faculty also have expertise in quality improvement methodology, basic science and clinical research. Our program has the great advantage of training within a community of committed and supportive neurologists and neuroscientists as well as a strong collaborative partnership with the department of pediatrics and the school of medicine. Residents have the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills and participate in programs such as the LEND program and the Academy of Educators.

We strive to provide a nurturing educational environment, as residents advance in training we continuously balance support and independence to promote professional and personal growth. UNC residents benefit from the School of Medicine tradition and a culture of collaborative teamwork, commitment to service, and the dedication to achieve leadership and excellence in patient care, education, and research.

We invite you to visit and explore our program and suggest that you also take time to tour Chapel Hill, a college town that routinely ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States with many diverse social, cultural and professional opportunities.

We welcome your interest in Child Neurology at UNC, and are thankful for the opportunity to share with you what we have to offer for your training.




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