Now is an exciting time to train in internal medicine. As the primary care needs of our country grow, reimbursement for primary care services improves, and as the population ages, there is going to be a greatly increased national need for excellent internists. Here at NHRMC, we are equipped to train our residents to be excellent internists. Many of our graduates move on to successful and fulfilling careers in internal medicine – as primary care providers, as hospitalists, and as academic general internists.
Whether you are seeking a one-year preliminary medicine position (and are moving on to a specialty such as radiology) or if you plan to seek a subspecialty fellowship after completing a three-year categorical medicine program, you are still going to need an excellent background in general medicine to excel at your goals.
At NHRMC, you can have exceptional mentoring and learning opportunities within a technologically advanced health care system. And you can experience all of this while living in a beautiful city with a mild climate and plenty of fun things to do. Our mission is to provide our residents with a wonderful place to live and work, and with the best education we can.
At NHRMC, we participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and offer two major tracks:
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|Categorical Internal Medicine
|Preliminary Internal Medicine
We also are an AOA-accredited program and encourage applicants from osteopathic schools. We fulfill all AOA requirements for a Transitional Year curriculum. We have supported transitional year interns from osteopathic medical schools who have moved onto subspecialty programs as well as matched many categorical internal medicine residents for our three year categorical internal medicine program. We encourage osteopathic students to consider applying to our program through the AOA match.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program Offers:
- Fully accredited by the ACGME
- New Hanover Regional Medical Center consists of
- New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a 628-bed not-for-profit teaching hospital and regional referral center (major teaching site for the program)
- NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital, a 60-bed inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facility (teaching consultation site)
- The Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital, a 62-bed inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facility (teaching consultation site)
- Cape Fear Hospital, a 141-bed community hospital, primarily dedicated to inpatient medicine and elective orthopedic procedures (non-teaching site)
- Pender Memorial Hospital, a 66-bed acute medical and skilled nursing facility, managed by NHRMC (non-teaching site)
- 7 categorical and 2 preliminary residents are matched through the NRMP
- Individually oriented teaching by faculty members devoted to full-time teaching of residents and medical students
- Inpatient and outpatient generalist training
- Three inpatient general medicine teams, one ICU team
- Comprehensive ambulatory experience, including continuity clinics, acute care clinics and subspecialty clinics
- Emergency medicine rotation
- Neurology rotation
- Extended clinical faculty comprised of 80 subspecialists in the community
- Opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for work in primary care (private practice, academic medicine, or hospitalist work) or to pursue subspecialty fellowship training. Fellowships in the last five years have included cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology/oncology, nephrology, nuclear medicine, pain management, pulmonary medicine/critical care, and vascular medicine .
- Board Review Education Program
- UNC-Chapel Hill rotation(s) available
- Research opportunities; senior research presentations are required
- The hospital website at www.NHRMC.org provides a full benefits listing
- Residents in all years are alloted three weeks (15 working days) of vacation per year
- Residents in all years are allotted up to 6 sick days/CME and interviewing time per year. NHRMC does comply with FMLA for eligible residents.
- Residents are allotted Professional Development Fund allowances for the purpose of attending scientific meetings and presentations.
For more information on our program, please contact:
Ruth H. Smith, Program Administrator
John E. Snyder, MS, MD, FACP, Program Director
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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