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

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

The application deadline is December 15.

We require three letters of recommendation.

Interviews are offered based on a comprehensive review of the application materials and invitations are sent via email. As interview days usually fill before the deadline, early applications and prompt response to an invitation to interview are encouraged.

Interviews are scheduled during October, November, December and January.

The interview day begins in the main lobby of Levine Children's Hospital at approximately 07:30am. During the day, applicants will have one-on-one interviews with two faculty members as well as the opportunity to meet informally with residents. The interview day concludes before 3:00pm. For travel and planning purposes, please note that applicants are invited to dinner at a resident's home the night before the interview.

Application Process for International Medical Graduates

  1. 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 observership experiences 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)