January 26, 2010 — The Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) approved the expansion of UNC Neurosurgery Resident Complements to two residents per year. The change is effective starting this year; therefore, Neurosurgery will accept two residents from the 2010 resident applicants. In addition, the division will also shorten its residency program from 7 years to 6 years with a total of 12 residents.

In response to the recent changes in the division, the Neurosurgery Program Director, Dr. Eldad Hadar says, “While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, I’m convinced that this change, combined with our new departmental status, will provide us with the flexibility and resources to significantly improve the quality of neurosurgical training at UNC.”