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Application Deadline

All materials should be received by October 21, 2020.

Virtual Informational Sessions

Virtual “Meet and Greets” with current neurosurgery residents, as well as Neurosurgery Residency Program Director and current Chairman, Dr. Eldad Hadar and Associate Program Director, Dr. Carolyn Quinsey, will be held on September 20, 27, and October 11. Space is limited. Sign up for your spot and learn more about what you can expect during our virtual meet and greets here –>

2020 Virtual Interview Dates

November 18, 19, 20
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all neurosurgery residency interviews will be conducted virtually this year.

If you would like to meet virtually with one of our neurosurgery residents prior to the application deadline, please email


  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):
    We accept applications through ERAS. You may contact your medical school or consult the ERAS web site for additional information regarding the process.
  • National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
    Neurosurgery resident applicants must register with the NRMP. Our program code is 1900160C0.
  • Additional Requirements:
    1. Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a neurosurgeon
    2. Scores from Step 1 of the USMLE
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Transcripts
    5. Dean’s letter – available by October 1st

Foreign Applicants

UNC Hospitals will consider applications of those who have been issued a J-1 Visa and who hold a current ECFMG Certificate.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application and interview process as well as general program questions may be directed to Dr. Eldad Hadar, Dr. Carolyn Quinsey or Julie Seger. Contact them through Julie at:

Phone: (919) 445-0627
Fax: (919) 843-6520

UNC Department of Neurosurgery
170 Manning Drive, CB# 7060
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7060

Eldad J. Hadar, MD
Interim Department Chair
Residency Program Director
Julie Seger

Julie Seger
Residency Program Coordinator

Carolyn Quinsey, MD
Assistant Program Director