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: 1

November 15, 2019: Applicant registration begins (

November 15, 2019: Programs begin to accept applications (common SOAP application)

February 1, 2020: OB Anesthesia Fellowship Interview Period starts

June 1, 2020: Rank List Deadline (for applicants and programs)

June 17, 2020: Match results available

July 1, 2021: Fellowship begins

Hotel accommodations and dinner with the faculty will be provided the evening prior to the interview, as well as breakfast and lunch the day of the interview.  Candidates will have an in-person interview with the Obstetric Anesthesia fellowship program director and division chief, as well as members of the Obstetric Anesthesia faculty.

For questions regarding your application, please contact:

Shannon Wolfgang
Fellowship Recruitment Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
N2198 North Wing, UNC Hospital, CB #7010
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7010
Phone: (919) 966-5136
Fax: (984) 974-4873