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Applicants must have an MD degree or equivalent and successfully completed an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency training program prior to the beginning of the fellowship year. A complete list of required application material is listed below. The Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Match is facilitated through the San Francisco Match (


Ben Cobb, MD (


The University of North Carolina
UNC Department of Anesthesiology
(Hospitals and Clinics)

Number of positions per year:


Duration of fellowship:

12 months

Application Requirements:

  • Complete Standard OB Fellowship Application
  • Official copy of  medical school transcript should be sent directly from your medical school Dean’s office
  • 3 letters of reference (one must be from your anesthesiology residency training program director)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • A copy of all test scores (USMLE/COMPLEX)
  • A copy of all ITE scores

Application materials may be sent via email or mail to:

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

Application and Interview Schedule:

2022-2023 OBA Fellow Dr. Courtney Hood teaches anesthesia clinical officers at KCH Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, as part of UNC Anesthesia Global Outreach Initiative.

Position for 2024-25: FILLED
Position for 2025-26: UNFILLED

  • Receiving Applications: 12/2/2023 – 4/15/2024
  • Interviews: 2/1/24 – 5/20/24

International Applicants:

Our program proudly welcomes international applicants if they meet the following ACGME eligibility criteria:

  • ACGME accredited residency program
  • AOA approved residency program
  • ACGME-accredited program (advanced specialty)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accredited residency program

For visa requirements, we are able to sponsor J-1.

For more information, please contact the program coordinator for OB Anesthesia Fellowship, Shannon Wolfgang (