Application Process

Who should apply?

What is the application process?

What materials are submitted?

Where do applicants submit their applications?

After submitting the application, what is the next step?

 

Who should apply?

The Career Development Fellowship is designed to prepare residency-trained UNC physicians for a career in academic family medicine or in clinical leadership positions. Internal candidates are given priority.  Applicants must be eligible for NC medical licensure and board-certification in Family Medicine. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and members of minority groups. For many of our clinical sites, Spanish language ability is a plus.

What is the application process?

Applications for fellowships that start in July are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The application process typically includes:

  • Completed written application materials
  • Dialogue via e-mail and/or telephone to help clarify goals and priorities
  • On-campus interviews scheduled with applicants whose career goals and interests appear to be a good fit with the fellowship program’s strengths and resources
  • Acceptance decisions usually within 4-6 weeks after interviews

What materials are submitted?

Applicants are required to submit their current CV (please include medical licensure and Board certification/eligibility information). Applicants also need to submit brief answers to the following questions as well as an optional personal statement (applicant should copy and paste these questions into a separate Microsoft Word document). Applicants should save the file as lastname_application.doc (or .docx).

APPLICANT'S FULL NAME

DATE

[OPTIONAL PERSONAL STATEMENT]

 

CAREER:

  1. Please describe your ideal job five years from now.
  2. Fifteen years from now, what do you hope to have accomplished?
CLINICAL:
  1. As a practitioner, what are your particular areas of interest? What new areas would you like to develop?
  2. Are there any clinical areas in which you want further development?
  3. What would your ideal clinical practice look like? (e.g., how much inpatient practice? Maternal-child health? Any procedures? Any special clinical focus?)
TEACHING:
  1. As an educator, what learners and levels of teaching do you have most experience with?
  2. What are your strengths as a teacher, and what areas do you wish to develop?
SCHOLARSHIP:
  1. As a scholar/researcher, what skills do you need to develop?
  2. Is there a particular area that has been your scholarly focus up to now? If not, is there an area in which you have questions that you would like to pursue?
LOGISTICS:
  1. Are you are interested in pursuing an MPH or similar degree as part of your fellowship?
  2. If so, have you applied to the UNC School of Public Health? For which program, which starting date?
  3. When do you want to start your fellowship? (Usual start dates are between July 1st and August 15th)
  4. How many years of fellowship training do you think you need?

Where do applicants submit their applications?

Applicants will please send their current CV and upload their response questions to an e-mail to:

Dionne Apple
Administrative Support Associate to Margaret Helton, MD, Career Development Fellowship Director
PHONE: 919.843-6552
FAX: 919-966-6125
E-MAIL: dionne_apple@med.unc.edu

After submitting the application, what is the next step?

The application process for full-time fellowships is designed to help prospective fellows reflect on their own career goals and development needs and to give UNC Department of Family Medicine faculty an opportunity to assess the “fit” between fellows’ goals and the department’s strengths. After applications have been reviewed, applicants will be contacted for more information and/or to schedule on-campus interviews.