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Program Overview

The UNC Child Neurology Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited program (PGY1-PGY5) that accepts two categorical, five-year positions (PGY1-PGY5) per year. The first two years (PGY1-PGY2) 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.

General Application and Interview Information

Our program participates in the NRMP and accepts applications through ERAS. Because we are a combined 5-year program, only one ERAS application needs to be submitted. Deadline for application is November 1. Criteria for all applicants include:

  • Graduation from medical school no more than two years ago
  • At least three letters of recommendation preferably from clinical attendings
    • one letter should be from a pediatric faculty member
    • one letter should be from a neurology faculty member
  • MSPE
  • Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Passing Step I score at the time of application
    • To be more competitive, a score of 210 on Step I is recommended
  • COMLEX scores are not accepted
  • Clinical experience in the United States
  • If you are not a US Citizen, a J-1 visa is required
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photograph (optional, but preferred to track applicants after interviews)

Interview Dates and Schedule

For the 2023 – 2024 academic season, all interviews will be virtual.

We will start sending out invitations to interview on October 16th

The interview dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 2nd

  • Thursday, November 16th

  • Thursday, November 30th

  • Thursday, December 14th

  • Thursday, January 11th

Tentative Interview Day Schedule:

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome from Program Leadership

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Q&A Session with Pediatric Chief Resident

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Interviews with Faculty and Small Group Session with Program Leadership

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Q&A Session with Child Neurology Residents

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Educational Session presented by Child Neurology Faculty

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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Our Program Director and Coordinators

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions may be directed to Dr. Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, Child Neurology Residency Program Director or Ashley Myles, Child Neurology Residency Coordinator. You may also contact the Pediatric Residency Coordinators: Kelly Lear or Denita Moore.

Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD
Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD
Ashley Myles
Ashley Myles, Coordinator
Kelly Lear
Kelly Lear, Coordinator
Denita Moore
Denita Moore, Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer two categorical positions.
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.
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 for all residents who successfully complete the residency training program. Learn more >