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Why Choose UNC?

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to developing the next generation of well-trained clinical researchers in women’s health in order to advance the science and delivery of care to women across their lifespan. To achieve this goal, the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in collaboration with the Master’s in Clinical Research Program within the Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, offers a 2-year clinical-research fellowship with the aim to increase the number of academic specialists who can embark on successful faculty careers, engaging in clinical care, research, and teaching.

Faculty who serve as mentors to the program are in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Clinical and Translational Program with successful careers in women’s and perinatal health, methodologic expertise and successful track records in publications, research presentations and grants.

Learn more about General Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Health.

Fellowship Objectives

Fellows will dedicate 50% time to clinical activities and 50% time to research/research training.

  • Research training: Fellows complete the MSCR through the School of Public health. This training is focused on core disciplines in clinical research, including epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, clinical trials, and qualitative methods. This program also offers a grant class in the second semester.
  • Research: Fellows engage with their mentor and research team to conduct studies in their areas of interest. Ideally, we envision fellows working on two projects: 1) a short-term retrospective analysis of existing data to enhance their statistical analysis skills and 2) a longer-term project involving primary data collection.
  • Clinical work assignments: Include prenatal care and office-based gynecology at multiple sites including faculty practices (UNC Weaver Crossing and UNC Panther Creek), outpatient care at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, gynecologic surgery at the UNC Medical Center and UNC Hillsborough hospitals, and labor and delivery coverage at the UNC Medical Center Chapel Hill.

Application Process


The fellowship includes 3-4 fellows.

Minimum requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Medical Degree (MD)
  • Completed an approved residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Eligible candidates for oral board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Be in good standing within their residency program
  • Have strong track record of professionalism

Fellows are selected based on their academic record, research interests, commitment to a career as an academic specialist (generalist) and demonstrated excellence in clinical care.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are asked to:

  • Submit a current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your current program director or department chair)
  • A 1–2-page personal statement describing your career and research objectives and interest in the fellowship

All materials should be emailed to the fellowship Coordinator , Kelly Scurlock, at

Applications will be accepted on a continual basis with rolling acceptance until January 31, 2024.