Carolinas HealthCare System is an exciting place for future and practicing healthcare professionals. Located in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities, we offer an array of innovative and well-rounded curricula backed by top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated technology and clinical research. As a leader in healthcare, our educational programs consistently prepare clinicians for success in the evolving healthcare environment.

Graduate Medical Education

Our physician residencies and fellowships provide an ideal clinical learning environment. To ensure graduates successfully meet the needs of patients while offering the highest quality of care, we emphasize clinical training and a specialized curriculum.

Our graduate medical programs include:

UNC School of Medicine Charlotte Campus

Based at Carolinas Medical Center, the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine Charlotte Campus provides a longitudinal integrated curriculum for third- and fourth-year medical students. This course of study applies best clinical practices, current technologies and relationships with patients.

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Nursing and Allied Health Education

Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Carolinas College of Health Sciences offers over 12 varieties of healthcare programs, continuing education, and science and liberal arts courses. Our graduates consistently exceed state and national certification benchmarks, demonstrating their exceptional preparedness in various healthcare careers, such as nursing, radiation therapy and surgical technology.

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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Offering online and on-campus master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is known for its highly individualized, hands-on learning experiences, which lead to certification and licensure pass rates that exceed both state and national averages.

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Center for Advanced Practice

From advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) students to novice graduates, the Center for Advanced Practice is dedicated to promoting and supporting the lifecycle of the ACP. We offer more than 20 residency and fellowship programs for ACPs including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives.

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Center for Physician Leadership and Development

The Center for Physician Leadership and Development strategically identifies, develops and assists in preparing physician leaders for new and expanding roles within Carolinas HealthCare System. Through innovative educational offerings and resources, we offer a dynamic catalog of learning and development opportunities.

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Carolinas Simulation Center

Carolinas Simulation Center gives healthcare professionals at all levels the opportunity to use interactive, lifelike manikins and other equipment to simulate procedures and situations in a safe learning environment. Carolinas Simulation Center is the region’s only facility to achieve dual accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

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Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provides continuing professional development for healthcare providers in allied health, dental health, medicine, behavioral health, nursing, pharmacy and more. Using the latest technologies, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge trends in healthcare, we provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge and skill set, maintain licenses, obtain certifications, as well as a variety of additional services.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Division of Medical Education believes that the intentional pursuit of a workforce that is both inclusive and diverse is vital in the development of the sharpest minds in medicine. We want to develop providers who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to tackle the complex world of healthcare.

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