How to Apply

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

A special agreement exists between the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) whereby an applicant who completes at least two years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

Our Program Director and Coordinators

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions can be directed to Dr. Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, Program Director, or through Taylor Striker and Sharon Ward, Residency and Fellowship Coordinators. Email them at: .

Yael Shiloh-Malawsky
Yael Shiloh-Malawsky, MD
Taylor Striker
Taylor Striker
Sharon Ward
Sharon Ward

 

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)

Dates

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:

2018

  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12
  • December 19

2019

  • January 9
  • January 16
Subject to change

Our interview is one day in length, with time spent with both departments.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer one categorical position only.
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.