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Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of Cone Health, is a 536-bed facility that serves the community's primary care and regional tertiary needs. It sponsors the Internal Medicine Program in conjunction with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.

The program provides a community-based, comprehensive curriculum in internal medicine for 22 residents. Housestaff learn a broad range of skills in both primary care and subspecialty medicine. The Cone Health Behavioral Health Health (an 80-bed adult and adolescent psychiatric hospital), Wesley Long Hospital (a 175-bed community hospital), and The Women's Hospital (a 134-bed facility) all provide additional sites for the broad education of future internists. The program offers opportunities to learn in an environment that features the generalist skills necessary to enter a community-based practice and substantial exposure to subspecialty medicine for those interested in pursuing further training.

Internal Medicine ResidentsHousestaff learn general internal medicine in inpatient and outpatient settings from UNC-appointed full-time faculty. Faculty take the time to devote to teaching and believe that training is a balance of focused work and intellectual growth combined with time for personal growth. Lifelong learning skills and the clinical use of medical informatics are heavily emphasized.

We're proud of the special opportunities this program provides. Our two-week required course in clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine is essential for the development of a well-rounded, critically thinking physician. Residents function as primary care physicians who provide continuity of care for both inpatients and outpatients. The program has a strong ambulatory component with dedicated rotations and electives in our Internal Medicine Center, as well as one half-day of continuity clinic each week.

An accessible faculty serve not only as instructors, but also as mentors, furthering their relationships with the housestaff. Housestaff are reimbursed for texts and educational conferences, enabling them to supplement their learning experiences. In addition, interns are provided with reimbursement for moving expenses and a technology stipend.

Many of our graduates practice internal medicine or provide hospitalist care, both in North Carolina and elsewhere. Those seeking fellowship training are successful and have obtained fellowships in cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, infectious diseases, geriatrics, gastroenterology and nephrology. In recent years, our residents have received fellowships to Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, Baylor University, The University of Virginia, Louisiana State University, The University of Kansas, Emory University, Washington Hospital Center and McMaster University.

Only applications received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) will be accepted. USMLE transcripts are required.

Our Residency Program offers:

  • One-on-one teaching by skilled faculty who are here specifically to teach in a collegial, close-knit atmosphere.
  • Comprehensive training in Internal Medicine in a community-based program, allowing housestaff to learn a broad range of skills in both primary care and subspecialty medicine. Full ACGME accreditation.
  • The opportunity to learn general internal medicine in inpatient and outpatient settings from generalists, including a hospitalist component.
  • A strong ambulatory experience with at least two months per year dedicated to an ambulatory clinic, 1 half-day of continuity clinic each week, and ambulatory subspecialty electives.
  • The opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to enter a community-based practice, a hospitalist program, a career in academic general internal medicine or a subspecialty fellowship. Fellowships in the last five years have included: GI, nephrology, cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, geriatrics, infectious diseases, and health science research.
  • A special one-half month course in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.
  • Technology Stipend - Each resident is given a technology stipend to support a smart phone and UpToDate software.
  • Videotape reviews of resident/patient encounters, focusing on interviewing skills.
  • A CCU experience with one of the foremost groups in the United States regarding ACS interventional research.
  • Research opportunities in ambulatory medicine, health services, and NIH-funded cancer and AIDS clinical trials; comprehensive computerized patient database.