The purpose of the fellowship curriculum is to introduce you, as new academic family physicians, to the skills you need to be effective faculty members. Our goal is to equip you with knowledge, attitudes and skills to be effective faculty members as teachers and mentors, as consumers of and contributors to scholarship in family medicine, and as members of complex organizations. We have organized the fellowship curriculum into three components that mirror elements of the faculty role. All aspects of the curriculum employ the same basic educational strategies tailored to adult learners—seminars, small group exercises, large-group didactic sessions, individual guidance and instruction by faculty advisors.


Dr. Warren

This component is designed to give fellows the tools they need to succeed in future leadership roles.

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Teaching & Learning

Evan Teaching Resident

Learn the best ways to engage medical students & residents in active learning.



Fellowship Collaborative Group

This component teaches fellows to seek, weigh, formulate, and communicate knowledge of clinical practice.

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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.