The Emergency Medicine Residency Program strives to train future physicians to improve the quality of every life they touch. Our faculty, staff, and residents share the same values of teamwork, leadership, professionalism, integrity, diversity, and the ethical treatment of all humanity. Cape Fear is an active trauma, stroke, and heart center—enjoying top performer status in several of its disease specific certifications. With a unique patient mix that combines rural, urban, suburban, civilian, and military populations, we provide quality care to over 140,000 patients per year in our Adult and separate Pediatric Emergency Departments, making us the busiest Emergency Department in the state of NC and one of the top twenty in the nation. We serve as the primary referral center for multiple counties in southeastern North Carolina that have limited access to primary care. In this capacity, we see a patient population that exhibits the breadth and depth of disease usually encountered only at large inner-city academic institutions.
With a priority placed on resident wellness, our location in the heart of North Carolina provides proximity to both the beaches and mountains with a number of hobbies, interests, and activities available for us to participate in as a group and our residents to enjoy in their ample downtime. The faculty at Cape Fear is comprised of diverse group of physicians with a wealth of academic, military, and community experience. Additionally, a number of the faculty have fellowship training in several specialty areas including Pediatrics, EMS, Underwater and Hyperbarics, and Critical Care. This dedicated group of teachers has a singular focus—preparing our residents to face the ever-changing practice of Emergency Medicine and assisting them to become the best they can be for themselves and the patients they serve.