The Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center joins other Charlotte community leaders in reaching out to underserved populations. As the urban center of Charlotte grows, so do challenging inner city problems, such as homelessness, violence, AIDS and teenage pregnancy. To help address these and other health and social problems at the community level, Carolinas Medical Center has created an urban health center and training program.
The urban training site was started in 1996 to address the special needs of urban Charlotte and to provide unique educational opportunities to those interested in undeserved care. It is located four miles from Carolinas Medical Center (CMC-Main). The CMC Biddle Point Family Practice offers innovative collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Now the largest city between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Charlotte is acquiring many features of these large metropolitan areas, while retaining much of its Southern culture.
Our urban track offers a novel and innovative family medicine training experience. Our urban and main track residents rotate together on our combined family medicine inpatient service, as well as the off-service rotations at CMC. The primary difference between the training experiences at our main program and the urban track is your continuity clinic. We accept three residents per year to the urban track. Residents work with committed family physicians in an innovative healthcare delivery model focusing on team-based model of care and community involvement. Residents in the urban track participate in all curriculum offered by the Department of Family Medicine.
CMC Biddle Point Family Practice was opened by Carolinas HealthCare System in 1997 as a community health center serving western and central Charlotte neighborhoods. The practice includes physicians and other healthcare professionals who provide various services. The residents selected for the urban track will have their continuity family medicine experience at Biddle Point and will work side-by-side with family physicians who also serve as preceptors.
CMC-Biddle Point Physicians
Located just four miles from CMC, Biddle Point Family Practice: