Fellowship Programs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education

MAHEC’s fellowship programs provide the ideal warmth of a community hospital with the resources of a university medical education center.

Welcome to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) area of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC).  Our residency and fellowship programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP).

MAHEC was established in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1974 with a clear mandate to improve health across Western North Carolina while creating a robust and well-qualified healthcare workforce. In 2017, MAHEC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill expanded their partnership through UNCA Health Sciences at MAHEC. This academic health center is addressing Western North Carolina’s biggest health care challenges by leveraging community partnerships, MAHEC’s national and interprofessional care, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s world-class research and educational excellence.

MAHEC sponsors ACGME accredited residency programs in Family Medicine (3 programs in Asheville, Boone and Hendersonville), General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, and Transitional Year. MAHEC sponsors ACGME accredited fellowship programs in Addiction Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Sports Medicine (2 programs, Asheville and Boone) and Surgical Critical Care. In addition, MAHEC sponsors a CODA-accredited Dental Residency and ASHP Pharmacotherapy Residencies (3 programs, PGY1 – Ambulatory, PGY2 – Geriatrics and PGY2 – Ambulatory).

MAHEC is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program, Dental National Matching Service, ASHP Resident Matching Program (the "Match") and other advanced Residency and Fellowship matching programs. We are pleased to offer this section of our website as a resource to applicants. Please let us know how we can assist you.

Select one of our programs from the left menu to learn more or email us at GME@mahec.net. Contacts are listed in individual programs areas of the website. We wish you the very best of luck on your journey.


Julie Michalove
Designated Institutional Official
Mountain Area Health Education Center

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