Medical Education

Carolinas HealthCare System's graduate medical education program dates back to 1963 as Charlotte Memorial Hospital. The program has since grown to include 300+ residents and fellows in 28 residency programs. The faculty now includes 377 physicians.

Carolinas HealthCare System has partnered with the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine to designate Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) as the university's Charlotte campus. CMC is one of only five designated academic medical centers in North Carolina. These programs reside within the Division of Medical Education, which is dedicated to the continuum of professional education and the development of excellent healthcare providers.

Physician Residencies

A High Standard of Quality Training

One of five teaching hospitals in North Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center is an exciting place for future primary care physicians and medical sub-specialists. CMC currently conducts residency programs in 28 medical and dental specialties and serves as an off-campus training site for three more. Along with Carolinas College of Health Sciences, CMC provides an educational environment for more than 1,000 residents, medical students, physician extenders, nursing students and other allied health professionals annually.

In addition to updated facilities, sophisticated technology, and advanced basic science and clinical research offerings, CMC is also committed to providing the highest standard of care for all who need it, regardless of status or financial ability.

A Strong Decision for Your Training and Your Career

The residency programs at Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Rehabilitation offer a strong, diverse and reputable academic foundation in Charlotte, NC, a region that enjoys an attractive climate and lifestyle.

Carolinas Medical Center is an 874-bed tertiary care center and the core component of Carolinas HealthCare System, a not-for-profit, multifaceted, vertically integrated healthcare system. As the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas, Carolinas HealthCare System offers a wide variety of health and human services to residents of both North and South Carolina and operates on three guiding principles:

  • To provide the best possible patient care
  • To share our knowledge and experience in medical education
  • To learn through research

Designated "Charlotte's Most Preferred Hospital" for 14 years by the National Research Corporation, CMC serves as a major referral center for an eight surrounding counties.

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Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

A History of Innovation

The faculty of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program at Carolinas Medical Center are all members of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. Established in 1940, it is one of the oldest, largest and most advanced  neurosurgical practices in the country. With a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and physical therapists, the practice offers comprehensive nonsurgical and surgical care for patients with brain and spine disorders.

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates is a leader in minimally invasive spine techniques, complex spine surgery, brain tumor treatment, neuroendovascular surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. Practice surgeons have served as leaders on both local and national levels, from the American Board of Neurological Surgeons to hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Through research and participation in clinical trials, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates seeks to advance the field of neurosurgery and open the door to new treatment possibilities. Past and current research studies include brain tumor protocols, vascular devices, artificial spinal discs, and injectable cell-based therapy for treatment of degenerative disc disease. The practice is also participating in a national outcomes database to help track and improve the quality of patient care.

We appreciate your interest in our residency program and look forward to receiving your application. Please contact us at 704-355-4823 or email the program manager if you have questions about our neurological surgery residency program.