Application Information

Selection Process:

Applicants who apply to the UNC Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship must have an MD degree or equivalent and successfully completed an accredited anesthesiology residency training program prior to the beginning of the fellowship year.  A complete list of required application material is listed below.

Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship:

Director: Kathleen A. Smith MD
Location: The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Anesthesiology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Number of position per year: 1
Duration of fellowship: 12 months
Applications are accepted each spring for the academic year beginning the following July

Application Requirements:

  • A completed departmental application 
  • An official copy of your medical school transcript should be sent directly to us from your medical school Dean's office
  • 3 letters of reference (one must be from your anesthesiology residency training program director)
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • A copy of all test scores (USMLE/COMPLEX)
  • A copy of all ITE scores

All application materials must be sent to:  

Kathleen A. Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
UNC Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Director
Department of Anesthesiology
N2198 North Wing, UNC Hospitals, CB #7010 
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7010
Phone: (919) 966-5136
Fax: (919) 966-4873

Positions for 2016-17: Filled
Positions for 2017-18: 1 (to be filled through NRMP Match).  All applicant must register through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) at www.NRMP.org

Applications accepted:  February 1, 2016
Deadline for submission:  May 31, 2016
Interviews begin:  May/June, 2016
Match day:  October, 2016

Hotel accommodations will be provided for the evening prior to the interview, as well as lunch the day of the interview.  Selected candidates will have an in-person interview with the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology as well as members of the obstetric anesthesia faculty.

For questions regarding your application, please contact:

Shannon Wolfgang
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
N2198 North Wing, UNC Hospital, CB #7010
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7010
Phone: (919) 966-5136
Fax: (984) 974-4873
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