To Apply


Thank you for your interest in the UNC Faculty Development Fellowship.  We are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship class via our online application.

  • Early-bird deadline is November 1, 2016
  • Early-bird admission decisions will be made by November 15, 2016
  • The deadline for final admission is February 1, 2017
  • Final decisions will be made by February 15, 2017

Interested applicants should upload a personal statement, CV, and two confidential letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from your chair or program director for the year of your fellowship. 

On-Site Sessions in Chapel Hill

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 – Thursday, June 7, 2018


The UNC Faculty Development Fellowship seeks faculty from family practice residency programs (including community-hospital-based residencies, university departments of family medicine, and military programs who:

  • are residency-trained family physicians in their early years of full-time faculty work. Third year residents who will be serving in a faculty role after graduation may apply, but preference is given to family physicians already serving in a faculty role at the time of application.
  • plan a career in academic family medicine
  • demonstrated interest and willingness to complete scholarly projects that require a substantial time commitment in addition to the time spent in Chapel Hill.

While the fellowship experience is most valuable for those faculty who have completed at least a year in the faculty role prior to the start of the fellowship, any family physician in a faculty position involving teaching residents or medical students is welcome to apply. We also generally limit a residency program to one fellow per year.

Fellows and/or their home programs are asked to contribute the following resources:

  • Tuition for the year long program: Tuition is $11,000 provided all application materials are completed by February 1, 2017. For any applications completed after February 1, the tuition is $12,000. This tuition includes all program/curriculum materials, access to online resources, individual consultations with faculty, mentoring sessions, UNC library privileges, some meals, attendance at visiting professor workshops, and networking opportunities with past fellows. Please note: The UNC Department of Family Medicine strives to provide opportunities to individuals and programs regardless of their financial situation. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover a portion of the tuition. Please contact for more information.

  • Travel Costs: Travel, food, transportation and lodging for four sessions in Chapel Hill. A special price has been negotiated for fellows who choose to stay at the Residence Inn-Chapel Hill.
  • Release Time: For on-site sessions in Chapel Hill and time between sessions to complete assignments and participate in conference calls and online collaborative work is encouraged.