Rural Fellowships

Welcome to the Western North Carolina Rural Fellowship program! We’re excited to help facilitate your placement and growth as a rural family medicine provider in WNC.

Being a primary care provider in a rural setting comes with a unique set of challenges and benefits; our fellowship is designed to support the growth that comes with both.

We are committed to helping you integrate into your rural community through innovative fellowship projects, ongoing rural-relevant and specialty training, and financial support while you build your practice and learn to navigate the needs of your rural area.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you integrate into a community as well as your family medicine practice!


Benjamin Gilmer, MD, MS
Rural Fellowship Director, MAHEC Family Medicine

Applications are accepted through April 15th.

Please submit your application online here.

For questions, please contact:

Karen Hyman
Administrative Director
Center for Health Professions Education &
The Rural Health Initiative
121 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803