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Our Program

Application Process

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or ER residency program, have DEA certification and be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in North Carolina through the N.C. Medical Board. Additionally, MAHEC requires a full copy of applicant’s medical school degree, current licensure information, 3-letters of recommendation including one from their residency program director, a personal statement, and an onsite interview in Asheville.

If you are interested in applying to our program, please submit your application online via MyERAS. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Michelle Pittman at (828) 771-3415 or via email to

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $56,211


  • Insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Health insurance for fellow (family coverage optional at additional cost)
  • Term life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Licensure fee
  • North Carolina Medical License fee
  • DEA Registration fee
  • Vacation/Leave: three weeks
  • Professional Education: $750 for CME related expenses including books, subscriptions and costs for attending professional meetings.

Salary and benefits are subject to annual adjustments.

Sports Medicine Elective (RESIDENTS ONLY)

The MAHEC Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective is a 2-4 week elective throughout the calendar year for Family Medicine, Pediatric, Emergency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Internal Medicine residents interested in developing their skills in preparation for a future primary care sports medicine fellowship position. The elective is highly competitive with only a limited number of spots available each year. Please apply early to allow paperwork to be processed.  Completed applications will be reviewed and responded to in a timely manner.  Thank you for interest in the MAHEC Primary Care Sports Medicine Elective.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

To apply, please fill out the application and email it to Michelle Pittman, Fellowship Coordinator.

Click here to download application.

Contact Information:

MAHEC Sports Medicine Fellowship
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC  28803

Aaron Vaughan, MD
Program Director

Michelle Pittman
Fellowship Coordinator

Click here to view a complete Sports Medicine Manual.

Fellow Contract / Letter of Agreement