Medical Education

Applications for the Pediatrics Residency Program are accepted from participants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications are only accepted through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

The application deadline is December 15. Interview days are usually filled before the deadline, so early applications and prompt responses to invitations to interview are encouraged.

Invitations for interviews are based on a review of the application materials and sent via email. Interviews are scheduled during October, November, December and January.

The interview day begins in the main lobby of Levine Children's Hospital, where applicants join the residents at morning report and tour the facilities. Two faculty members then interview the applicants. After the interview applicants join some of the residents for lunch.

Application Process for International Medical Graduates

  1. Applicant must have graduated from medical school within three years of starting residency.
  2. Three letters of recommendation are required.   A chairman's letter is not required.
  3. Must have passed USMLE exams on the first attempt
  4. Must be ECFMG certified at the time of application.
  5. US clinical experience is required from an ACGME approved program.
  6. The Department of Pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center is unable to offer observerships at this time.

Application Process for Osteopathic Students

  1. We will accept applications from students who have taken the COMLEX exams but find it helpful if you have taken at least one of the USMLE exams.


For more information, please contact:

Avis Grainger 
Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator
704-381-6841 (Fax)