Fellowship Opportunities

The University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine is a premier department in the discipline, whose graduates have an impressive track record of leadership in clinical, teaching and research organizations. The department has a long history of successful fellowship training through a number of programs, each of which is described briefly on this page. Click on the links for more detailed information.



Faculty Development Fellowship

A nationally recognized part-time program for early career academic family physicians that prepares them to be leaders at a critical time in the development of our healthcare system. Through interactive learning, fellows gain knowledge and skills needed to be effective teachers, mentors, and scholars. Fellows put these skills into practice through a series of projects completed at their parent organizations with fellowship faculty guidance.

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Career Development Fellowship

A highly flexible full-time program for family physicians. Fellowships are one to three years, with an educational program and experience tailored to individual clinical and career objectives. Our goal is to create a fellowship that gives trainees exposure to a clinical area of focus, mentored experience as a teacher with a variety of different learners, exposure to management and leadership in academic family medicine, and growing experience as a young scholar in family medicine.

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NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship

A widely recognized fellowship that provides extensive research training to primary care physicians—family physicians, general internists and general pediatricians—who are preparing for research-focused academic careers. The program’s two to three-year curriculum includes coursework leading to a masters or doctoral degree in the UNC School of Public Health, seminars in research methods, weekly works-in-progress seminars, involvement in fellow- and faculty-led research projects and close mentoring, in an environment rich in resources and fellow-peers.

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Preventive Medicine Residency

An ACGME-approved residency open to physicians who have already completed residencies in other disciplines—thus, it serves as a fellowship—who seek additional skills in the fields of public health and preventive medicine. The program’s 8 to 15 physician participants complete a two-year-long curriculum.

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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

This fellowship prepares the primary care physician for the role of a sports team physician or physician that specializes in sports medicine. The curriculum is designed to create expertise in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine. This program is accredited by the ACGME and will allow eligibility for a Certificate of Added Qualitification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) upon completion.

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