The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program takes a progressive and innovative approach to training family medicine residents. Our residency offers extensive and diverse educational and real practice experience. Practice in our community-based family practice centers offers an apprenticeship model of training, including the opportunity to learn obstetrics, collaboration with numerous specialists, and a dedicated family medicine inpatient unit.
The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. Cabarrus Family Medicine is the sole residency program at this 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. Residents rotate throughout all areas of the medical center in addition to their work in the family practice centers.
Residents are assigned to one of four family medicine clinics in Concord, Kannapolis, Mt. Pleasant and Harrisburg. Each of these communities offer a diverse cross-section of patients and are located no more than 15 miles from Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. The areas were chosen for their individual characteristics ranging from suburban to rural. Each site has at least five faculty family physicians, a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner, nursing and support staff and up to six residents. Residents participate in ongoing patient care, have an active role in the management of the center in which they practice, and have the opportunity for community service.