UNC Child Neurology residents primarily train at the UNC Hospitals Medical Center in Chapel Hill and at the Children’s Specialty Services Clinic in Raleigh.
Organizing the residency program within a large university-based medical center allows for an exceptionally enriched training environment with an optimal ratio of outpatient to inpatient care. Since UNC Hospitals is a major academic secondary- and tertiary-referral center, a great number of subspecialty opportunities are available for our residents. An exceptional degree of integration with basic science and other clinical departments provides outstanding research opportunities for the early stages of an academic career.
Residents from the Child Neurology Residency train in diverse inpatient settings such as the inpatient ward services, the neurology consultation service, and the epilepsy monitoring unit. The neurology inpatient consultation service provides neurology consultations for all UNC Hospitals and UNC Emergency Room.
North Carolina Children’s Hospital
The North Carolina Children’s Hospital opened as a separate, state-of-the-art structure in 2002. Each year, more than 70,000 children from all 100 North Carolina counties come to UNC for over 200,000 visits for diagnosis and treatment. The Children’s Hospital serves as the primary teaching facility for our residents. It adjoins the Memorial, Women’s, Neurosciences and Cancer Hospitals which make up the UNC Hospitals campus. Read more…
Moses Cone Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based, system of five hospitals located in Greensboro, NC. Residents rotate at the flagship hospital, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in the 18-bed pediatric inpatient unit and also in the newly opened Cone Health Center for Children. Our residents have had the pleasure of rotating at Cone for nearly 30 years.
For over 40 years, our residents have enjoyed working at WakeMed. Located in Raleigh, WakeMed is a 760-bed private, not-for-profit health care system. A new with 25 inpatient rooms and 12 observation rooms opened in 2010; there are over 143,000 admissions a year. In addition to providing care to the children of Wake County, WakeMed serves as a referral hospital servicing many of the surrounding counties.
UNC Children’s Hospital, Chapel Hill NC
The UNC Children’s Hospital is our primary training site. See a full description above under “Pediatric Rotations.”
UNC Child Neurology Clinic
UNC Children’s Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
The Children’s Specialty Outpatient Clinic is located on the ground floor of the NC Children’s Hospital. Twenty pediatric subspecialty services provide tertiary care to an average of 180 patients each day. The clinic features 40 exam rooms and a large, child-friendly waiting room that is frequently visited by volunteer services personnel bringing fun activities and therapy dogs.
Child Neurology providers see an average of 24 patients each day, utilizing 5-8 exam rooms. The division has a workroom in the Specialty Clinic with eight workstations and an EPIC communication board that posts each provider’s schedule and patient arrival times.
Located three miles from the Children’s Hospital
- Advanced core facilities are located within the Neuroscience Center and throughout the UNC campus.
- An NIH-funded Clinical Research Center is available for faculty and resident clinical studies.
- Advanced 3T-fMRI, 7T-fMRI and PET imaging facilities are also available.
- The UNC School of Public Heath, one of the major public health schools in the United States, provides outstanding collaborative possibilities for residents interested in disease prevention and health care policy.
- The UNC School of Medicine also maintains a highly successful program in mentorship and assistance for senior residents and junior faculty applying for NIH Career Development Awards and other mentored funding.
- The relatively high number of elective months in the UNC Child Neurology residency program, along with a highly supportive and interactive research environment, provides a very high success rate for residents pursuing fellowship and other post-residency academic paths.