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Internal Medicine Resident Testimonials

Todd Gandy, MD
Todd Gandy, MD
Class of 2016

“Despite being only a few months into my intern year, I already feel at home in Charlotte and at Carolinas Medical Center. The CMC Internal Medicine residency program was my top choice for several reasons, most notably because of the friendly and energetic house staff, the devoted and accomplished faculty, and an environment structured for success from the very beginning. The program allows for significant flexibility in scheduling which allows residents to tailor their education towards their specific career goals from day one. There is no doubt in my mind that resident education is the program’s number one priority. It is a very exciting time to be involved in the medical field and also a very exciting time to be a resident at CMC.”

 

 

Sara Glance, MD
Sara Glance, MD
Class of 2016

“When I was applying for residency, I knew that I wanted a program that had the perfect mix of academic as well as community aspects. I found it in CMC. We have the feel of an academic center, yet the program is smaller than other academic centers so you get much more one-on-one training. I have never been afraid to ask a question or ask for help whether it be from another resident, an attending, consult service, or ancillary staff. Everyone is so willing to help and so willing to teach. All of the residents get along great, and we enjoy working together as well as spending time together outside of work. CMC had everything that I was looking for - a program that honestly cares about you as an individual, is small enough to get one-on-one experience, and big enough to get a diverse patient population with a variety of pathologies.”

 

 

Tori Hudspeth, MD
Tori Hudspeth, MD
Class of 2015

CMC was my top choice for residency for many reasons. I knew that I wanted to do my residency at CMC after I rotated here as a medical student and loved the people, teaching, and atmosphere. We have excellent attendings in general medicine and subspecialties who are always willing to teach and mentor. I like that we have a relatively small class size, allowing us to receive more individual attention. I feel like I have plenty of autonomy, but I also feel that the attendings are very approachable if I need help. Although technically a "community" program, it feels more like a hybrid university-community program. I feel very supported and respected here, and I am very happy with my decision to train at CMC.”

 

 

Raghid Zeitouni, MD
Raghid Zeitouni, MD
Class of 2016

“This residency program, in my opinion, ranks among the best medicine programs out there. We practice at a great facility which is part of one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, and we get to see a great variety of common and unique medical cases. We have outstanding faculty whose main priority is teaching. Most importantly, the thing that makes our program great is the outstanding camaraderie the residents have amongst each other and with the faculty. We truly all feel like a big family."

 

 

Kelsey Barr, MD
Kelsey Barr, MD
Class of 2014

“I chose CMC because of the high morale everyone seemed to have at my interview and second look. Since matching and starting residency here, I haven’t been disappointed. Students, residents, and attendings all seem happier here than at almost every other hospital I've worked, volunteered, been a patient, or interviewed. I always thought I would stay for residency at my medical school, but I fell in love with CMC. Plus, all the benefits are fantastic, the food is delicious and abundant, and the faculty are very open to suggestions. I have learned a ton and have never regretted coming here!

 

 

Kyle Nichols
Kyle Nichols
Class of 2013

I have many wonderful things to say about CMC and about our internal medicine program. To write them all would take a lot of server space! Having completed my intern year, I can honestly say that there is nowhere I would rather be. Highlights of our residency include high morale, strong academics, excellent opportunities in all aspects of medicine (community, hospital, and specialist), great benefits, and supportive faculty. Resident autonomy at all levels is actively supported by faculty. We are also provided excellent supervision. All faculty including ward attendings, program directors, and our department chair, are eminently approachable. I highly recommend that you consider completing your IM residency at CMC, regardless of your career goal.

 

 

Alex Fertman
Alex Fertman
Class of 2012


CMC was my absolute top choice for residency. It is an excellent training program and I couldn't be happier living in Charlotte. Having a smaller residency allows me to work more closely with our attendings on both staff medicine and consult months. The teaching atmosphere here is incredible. I always feel supported no matter what service I am on, and education is a top priority at all times. CMC helps make life easier by offering us many benefits and accommodations which I definitely appreciate. I hope you come and check us out!

 

 

Rob Craven
Rob Craven
Class of 2011


Why I chose CMC: I really liked the smallness of the program. Everyone seemed really happy and enjoyed working together. Plus, the board pass rate was higher than any other program I applied to and they had an exceptional fellowship acceptance rate into very competitive specialties. Charlotte is a great city to be single in. There are many young professionals in the area. It is a large city with a great nightlife, but is also close to many outdoor activities.

 

 

Melanie McMinn
Melanie McMinn
Class of 2011

One of the most appealing aspects of this program is the friendly and cooperative learning environment. Residents and faculty attendings interact as peers, and we take every available opportunity to teach each other.

 

 

Jeremy Parker
Jeremy Parker
Class of 2010

The make up of the CMC internal medicine program allows for things university programs would love to do, but simply cannot due to their size. It has provided me with ample opportunity to become a well-trained internal medicine physician, but has also prepared me for subspecialty training in Cardiology. I'm thrilled to have been able to call Charlotte home.

 

Kenesha Kirkland
Kenesha Kirkland
Class of 2009


Why I chose CMC? First of all, the reputation of the program extends beyond the city limits of Charlotte. Being one of the first interviews of the season, honestly, I anticipated on ranking another program as my first. During my interview day, interacting and observing the house staff and faculty changed my mind. Not only is this a top notch hospital that services a wide radius of the population, we have some of the best physician attendings that are truly interested in teaching the residents. Completing my training this year, I feel well prepared to enter into practice as a general practitioner.

 

 

Stephan Esser
Stephan Esser
Preliminary Year Intern 2009-2010, will be continuing training at Harvard-Spaulding Hospital in Boston MA in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. My Intern year at CMC has been amazing. The program maintains a health balance of intensity and collegiality between interns, and upper levels, staff and attendings. From day one, you are treated like a member of the family and whether prelim or categorical, everyone shares in the same responsibilities. Attendings' doors are always open and even the most senior program directors are happy to converse about patients, home-life or the latest sports event. In the midst of this healthy dynamic, you learn and learn and then learn some more. Both zebras and horses come through the doors on a regular basis, so not a day goes by without putting on the thinking cap. The long and short of it is, I can't imagine a better place to spend my first year of training. Thanks CMC!

 

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