The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord, North Carolina. We are affiliated with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and also have faculty appointments at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Concord and Cabarrus County are just north of the city of Charlotte. Cabarrus Family Medicine is part of the larger health care organization of Carolinas HealthCare System, however, Cabarrus Family Medicine is a unique community program and the sole residency program at our medical center. As such, our medical center specialists and staff truly enjoy interacting with and teaching our residents. Cabarrus Family Medicine has been a hospital and community leader since its inception, which has led to a high level of respect for family medicine in our hospital and community. Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency is an innovative program that believes residents learn best from high quality clinical experiences. Our decentralized model embeds residents in a community practice dedicated to both excellence in patient care and education. Our residents are trained in a real-world setting and leave residency ready to hit the ground running.
The Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency (CFMR) Program has been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since its inception in 1996. CFMR consists of a 24-position residency, with eight positions per year. We sponsor one sports medicine fellow each year as well. Our graduates have entered just about every possible practice setting including rural, full-scope family medicine with and without OB, outpatient practice, academic medicine, hospital medicine, urgent and emergency room care, hospice and sports medicine.
Residents join the team of providers at one of four Cabarrus Family Medicine offices. That office becomes their primary care home for the duration of their residency. The four offices reside in the towns of Concord, Kannapolis, Mt. Pleasant and Harrisburg, all on the northeastern border of the city of Charlotte. Each town has its own sense of identity and pride which lends to some friendly competition between offices. All of these communities offer a diverse cross-section of patients and are located no more than 15 miles from our medical center, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast. Each site has a dedicated behavioral specialist and there is a nutritionist who rotates among the offices. Through participation in provider and clinic-wide meetings dedicated to improving office performance, residents gain experience in how an effective family medicine office functions.
Outside of work there are numerous opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. In addition to local trails, rivers and lakes, Cabarrus County is centrally located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Carolina coast making for some great getaways. Cultural and dining opportunities also abound both in our local communities and in downtown Charlotte.