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Internal Medicine Residency Program: FAQs

What are the strengths of your program?

Our program offers opportunities to learn in an environment that offers comprehensive, individualized learning from skilled University of North Carolina-appointed full-time faculty. Our faculty members devote the time to teach in a collegial, close-knit atmosphere and also serve as mentors to our residents. Lifelong learning skills and the clinical use of medical informatics are emphasized. Our program is often described as having a "family-like" atmosphere. Faculty and staff are very accessible to residents.

What type of accreditation does your program have?

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and,  in 2008, received a six-year accreditation, the maximum awarded by the council. The ACGME requires that the program and the institution complete extensive documentation, have an on-site review and be evaluated by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the ACGME.

Does your program participate in ERAS and NRMP for the match?

Yes, only applications submitted through ERAS are accepted. USMLE or COMLEX transcripts are required.

Does your program offer any special learning experiences?

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

Where do most of your graduates go?

Most of our graduates practice general internal medicine or provide hospitalist care, both in North Carolina and elsewhere. Those seeking fellowship training are successful and have obtained fellowships in academic general internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, rheumatology, addiction medicine, endocrinology, infectious diseases, geriatrics, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology and nephrology. In recent years, our residents have been accepted into fellowships at 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.

How does your program use technology?

We provide a stipend that can be used to support smart phones. Each resident will receive software which allows access inpatient medical records wirelessly anywhere in the hospital. 

Our healthy system uses EPIC electronic medical records for inpatient and outpatient charting.  There are embedded web links to use UpToDate.  During the Clinical Epidemiology course, residents are taught how to use online resources such as OVID and PubMed and are shown how to access online resources through the Cone Health and UNC Libraries. We also teach the use of aggregate clinic data to measure and improve clinical care.

Where does the resident training take place?

Core rotations and continuity clinics are done at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Subspeciality and other outpatient rotations are available at Moses Cone Hospital and in the Greensboro community. Selected rotations are available in the UNC system and other outside health systems.

How is the quality of life in Greensboro?

Greensboro is a vibrant city of almost 260,000 people. Located in central North Carolina, Greensboro is the third largest city in the state and is within a two-hour drive to the mountains and a three-hour drive to the coast.  The city is home to the Greensboro Coliseum, which hosts a wide variety of events ranging from the NCAA basketball tournament to symphony and rock concerts. Greensboro is home to several academic institutions, including The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford College, Bennett College and Greensboro College. Many visitors comment on the large amount of green space in the city due to the bountiful parks and recreational facilities. Greensboro has much to offer to those thinking of relocating here.