Program participants remain in their current faculty positions while spending six weeks during the year on the University of North Carolina campus in the Department of Family Medicine.
Following the opening session in Chapel Hill, fellows begin work on projects for each of the curriculum components. These projects—completed at home programs—will allow fellows to apply the concepts and skills introduced in Chapel Hill to the realities of their own teaching, scholarship, administrative and patient care responsibilities. The succeeding sessions in Chapel Hill will contain a balance between seminars that present additional materials from the year-long curriculum and opportunities for continuing feedback on progress on home-site projects. This cycle concludes with presentation of the curriculum project and in June with a formal Fellows’ Symposium where fellows present the year-long Scholarship project in a setting modeled after the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Research Forum.
Most sessions begin with a group dinner, followed by a seminar. During the week, morning seminars are typically scheduled for 8:30-11:30 a.m., afternoon seminars 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fellows will have a few working lunches. During each fellowship week, there will be several evening seminars with an informal dinner held. Fellowship sessions will end on the final Friday morning at noon. Most sessions will be held in the William B. Aycock Family Medicine building.