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 for 2022-23 will be accepted through July 15, 2022.

Please submit your application online here.



MAHEC is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive place to work, learn, and receive care. We actively recruit physicians, staff, and students from underrepresented minorities, and we strive to implement policies and procedures that value and support diverse backgrounds and experiences. MAHEC does not discriminate on the basis of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, spiritual practice, geography, disability, or age.

Click here to learn more about our participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Pursuing Equity Learning and Action Network.