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The Center for Women’s Health Research is proud to be part of the outstanding career development tradition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Center is happy to connect students, fellows, and junior investigators with leadership, mentorship, fellowship, and other career education opportunities throughout the School of Medicine. If you know of a fellowship, leadership, education or mentorship program not mentioned below, please contact

The University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine is a premier department in the discipline, whose graduates have an impressive track record of leadership in clinical, teaching and research organizations. The department has a long history of successful fellowship training through a number of programs:

Faculty Development Fellowship: A nationally recognized part-time program for early career academic family physicians that prepares them to be leaders at a critical time in the development of our healthcare system.

Career Development Fellowship: A highly flexible full-time program for family physicians. Fellowships are one to three years, with an educational program and experience tailored to individual clinical and career objectives.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship: This fellowship prepares the primary care physician for the role of a sports team physician or physician that specializes in sports medicine.

Preventive Medicine Residency: An ACGME-approved residency open to physicians who have already completed residencies in other disciplines—thus, it serves as a fellowship—who seek additional skills in the fields of public health and preventive medicine.

      • UNC Center for Faculty Excellence provides program and events, consultations, resources for faculty and graduate students in the areas of teaching and learning, leadership, research and mentoring. The Center’s unique Professional Interests Manager (PIM) application can be customized to keep you informed of opportunities and resources unique to your needs.

Faculty Support According to School

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) offers a variety of career development resources for women’s health researchers. This includes sponsored courses for those seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), or Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit – or simply for the curious!

      • The Basic Science and the Biological BasisforSex- and Gender-Related Differences
      • Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior
      • The Influence of Sex & Gender on Disease Expression and Treatment

Learn more and take courses

The UNC North Carolina Translation & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) has a number of formal educational programs tailored specifically to interdisciplinary clinical and translational science, including:

      • R-Writing Group is an intensive working group designed to help researchers develop and submit their first investigator-initiated R-type proposals.
      • Masters of Science in Clinical Research is a 2-year degree program for those who already have a doctoral degree and who are seeking to develop the skills necessary for a successful career as a principal investigator and collaborator in clinical/translational research.

Visit the NC TraCS Education & Training site.

UNC Research offers webinars, seminars, and professional training opportunities. Their calendar of offerings is consistently updated, and an excellent resource for researchers at any level in their career.

Check out the latest offerings at UNC Research Training Opportunities