Women’s Health Fellowship

Where women's health is a top priority.

The Halifax Health – Women’s Health Fellowship focuses on teaching advanced women’s health and obstetrical medicine to family physicians who want to provide full spectrum care for their patients. Our fellows work closely with the FMOB faculty as well as our OB/GYN colleagues on Labor and Delivery and throughout the Daytona Beach community.

The Women’s Health Fellowship curriculum provides experience in surgical obstetrics, prenatal and post-partum care, office-based gynecologic procedures and development of leadership and teaching skills as our fellows work closely with our Family Medicine residents and medical students.

Fellows are eligible to sit for the American Board of Physician Specialties (APBS) Family Medicine Obstetrics board certification exam.

What We Offer

The Halifax Health Women’s Health Fellowship was created in 2023. The fellowship is a 1 year, PGY-4 position open to American Board of Family Medicine Certified physicians. We currently have one fellow each academic year. Fellows in our program work closely with our FMOB faculty and OB/GYNs in the Daytona Beach community. Our Labor and Delivery unit is staffed by OB/GYN hospitalists 24 hours a day, giving our fellows every opportunity to discuss intrapartum management and perform vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections. Fellows are anticipated to complete a minimum of one-hundred Cesarean sections as primary surgeons. In the office, fellows provided evidence-based, patient-centered care to low, moderate and high-risk obstetric patients.

Outside of obstetrical care, the curriculum also includes opportunities for training in colposcopy, LEEP, endometrial biopsy, IUD and Nexplanon insertion and removal, dilation and curettage, postpartum tubal ligation and circumcision.

We believe that providing full-spectrum family medicine care is the best way to support our underserved patient population. Our fellows have their own Family Medicine clinics, precept our Family Medicine residents in the outpatient setting and act as the attending for our inpatient medicine and pediatric services. This also allows our fellows to develop their academic leadership skills should they choose to pursue a career in academics after fellowship.

Our fellowship program director, Julie Degele, MD, MPH, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. She also earned her Master of Public Health at the University of Georgia. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and went on to complete her residency training in family medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where she also served as Teaching Chief Resident. She then completed her Obstetrics Fellowship at Cone Health in Greensboro, NC. Prior to joining Halifax Health, Dr. Degele served as Core Faculty at Emory Family Medicine Residency Program in Atlanta, GA for three years. She joined us at Halifax Health - Family Medicine Residency Program in November 2022 as our Women’s Health Director. She enjoys practicing full-scope family medicine and obstetrics, including performing vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections.

To apply, please submit all of the following documents to our Residency Program Coordinator, Valerie Manfredi, residency.coordinator@halifax.org. Please direct any questions to Valerie.

  • Personal Statement – please address why you are interested in the program and how you plan to use your training after completion of fellowship
  • Residency Program Director Letter of Good Standing/Recommendation Letter
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ABFM Certification – if available
  • ITE scores (an official copy is not required)
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Current Procedure Log – including vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections in primary and first assist role and other relevant obstetric and gynecologic procedures


These documents will be reviewed by the Fellowship Director and FMOB Faculty. We will begin receiving applications July 1 and will start offering interviews in September for the following academic year.  Halifax Health offers both on-site and virtual interview options for applicants. On-site applicants will be offered a hotel room on the evening prior to the interview as well as the opportunity to be taken out to dinner with the current Women’s Health Fellow. On-site applicants will also be given a tour of the facilities and have the opportunity to meet the faculty and staff they may be working with. Virtual applicants will be offered an interview through the Zoom platform.

Fellows are on-call for C-sections and deliveries during daytime hours Monday - Friday. They take call 1-2 weekends per month for cesarean sections only. Five weeks of the fellowship year are spent on inpatient OB night float.


Required Conferences/Training

  • AAFP Family Centered Maternity Care Conference
  • STFM Faculty Development Fellowship

Required Certifications

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • ACLS
  • PALS

Teaching Expectations

  • 7 weeks of attending inpatient adult medicine service
  • 5 days attending inpatient pediatric service
  • Precept residents during FM, GYN and circumcision clinics
  • Women’s Health Fellowship Salary: $67,000
  • Twenty days of personal leave per year
  • Life and Disability insurance provided
  • Health and Dental insurance available
  • Malpractice insurance provided
  • Lab coats and scrubs provided
  • Cafeteria meals provided while on duty
  • Free use of Halifax Health Fitness Center with a reduced rate for families
  • State of Florida license initiation or renewal fee
  • Neonatal Injury Compensation Association (NICA) membership fee
  • DEA licensure fee
  • $1000 moving allowance
  • AAFP, FAFP, and ACOG membership fees
  • ALSO, NRP, ACLS, PALS courses provided if needed
  • CME funds for completion of required STFM Faculty Development Fellowship and AAFP Family Centered Maternity Care Conference

Meet Your Women’s Health Fellowship Team


Julie Degele
MD, MPH, Fellowship Director
Julie Degele
MD, MPH, Fellowship Director
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Bill Duke
Larissa Raymond
Larissa Raymond
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Michael Young
Michael Young
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Women's Health Fellow, Class of 2024

Sachoya McDonald
Sachoya McDonald
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