What Is a Resident?
Resident physicians are doctors and are licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina. They have demonstrated a broad range of medical knowledge, basic clinical skills and are in training within a specific branch of medicine. They work under the supervision of a senior attending physician. The faculty who oversee NHRMC residents are experienced doctors who hold faculty appointments within the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center has long been a teaching hospital and today is home to four accredited residency programs in internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. Many of the doctors practicing in this region completed their residency at NHRMC and chose to remain after graduation.
Physician training is lengthy, exacting and, sometimes, difficult. Residents have already completed eight years of higher education. Residency programs at NHRMC range from three to five years in length. Residents are frequently exposed to the most up-to-date medical information, and they spend many weeks and months improving their medical knowledge and skills.