Apply to Our Program
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 followed by three years with the Department of Neurology.
In addition, we are also offering three advanced, three-year positions (PGY3-PGY5) with starting dates of June 2020, June 2021, and 2019 (flexible start date – please contact us for more information).
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.
Our Program Director
Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions can be directed to Child Neurology Program Director, or Kelly Lear, Pediatric Program Coordinator.
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
- 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)
We offer our child neurology interviewees a combined interview day with time spent in both the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology. Interviews will be held on the following eight Wednesdays:
- October 30
- November 6, 13, 20
- December 4, 11, 18
- January 15
Our interview is one day in length, with time spent with both departments.
|EVENING BEFORE INTERVIEW DAY|
|6:30pm||Dinner at the home of one of the Pediatric Residents|
|7:00am||Meet in the lobby of the NC Women’s Hospital|
|7:15am||Welcome, introductions and breakfast with Pediatrics|
|7:45am||Pediatric Morning Report|
|8:30am||Pediatric Residency overview with Pediatric Chief Residents|
|9:20am||Small group session with Program Directors
Drs. Kenya McNeal-Trice and Yael Shiloh-Malawsky
|10:00am||Welcome and introductions with Child Neurology|
|10:15am||Interviews with Child Neurology Faculty|
|12:15pm||Lunch with Child Neurology Residents|
|1:15pm||Tour of NC Children’s Hospital and Child Neurology Clinic|
|2:00pm||Wrap-up session with Pediatrics|
Frequently Asked Questions
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.