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Selection Process

Applicants who apply to the UNC Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship 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 (

Director: Kathleen A. Smith MD
Location: The University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Anesthesiology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Number of position per year: 1
Duration of fellowship: 12 months

Application Requirements:

  • Complete Standard OB Fellowship Application
  • An official copy of your medical school transcript should be sent directly to us from your medical school Dean’s office
  • 3 letters of reference (one must be from your anesthesiology residency training program director)
  • An updated 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:

Kathleen A. Smith, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
UNC Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Director
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:

Positions for 2020-21: Filled

Positions for 2021-22: Filled