Medical Education

The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord, North Carolina. Cabarrus Family Medicine is part of the larger health care organization of Carolinas HealthCare System; however, Cabarrus Family Medicine is the sole residency program at our medical center. Overall, family medicine residents are presented with a unique blend of training and education in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Family Practice, under the authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program, which began in 1996, consists of a 24-position residency, with eight resident positions each year.

We have one sports medicine fellow each year. Our graduates have practiced in every possible setting including rural, full scope family medicine, independent private practice, academic medicine, hospital medicine, hospice and sports medicine.

Residents will become providers at one of four Cabarrus Family Medicine offices. These four offices reside in the towns of Concord, Kannapolis, Mt. Pleasant and Harrisburg. These towns are on the northeastern border of the city of Charlotte. Each of these communities offer a diverse cross-section of patients and are located no more than 15 miles from Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast. The areas were chosen for their individual characteristics ranging from suburban to rural.

Each site has a clinical pharmacist, behavioral specialist and nutritionist embedded in the office. There is a definite team atmosphere in each office and even a little friendly rivalry between offices. Residents get great experience in how a typical family medicine office functions. They will participate in provider meetings dedicated to improving the quality of care provided.

The variety of offices allows a number of options for places to live. Our residents have chosen to live in downtown Charlotte, the "university area" near UNC-Charlotte, small town and rural areas of Cabarrus and surrounding counties.