Cape Fear Valley's Internal Medicine Residency Program seeks to train future physicians with an osteopathic emphasis, 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 this capacity, we see a patient population that exhibits the breadth and depth of disease usually encountered only at large inner city academic institutions. Our program is also developing a Cardiology Fellowship with an anticipated start date of July 2020.
On average, the Internists at Cape Fear, to include 50 Hospitalists, carry an average daily census of over 300 patients. Cape Fear's medical facilities include Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care, Bladen County Hospital, Hoke Hospital, Central Harnett Hospital, Betsy Johnson Hospital, as well as, several medical offices and clinics spread throughout the Cape Fear region. Residents are able to expound on their clinical skills while treating patients within the Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic located at one of the Cape Fear Valley locations, Health Pavilion North.
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. This dedicated group of teachers has a singular focus-preparing our residents to face the ever-changing practice of Internal Medicine and assisting them to become the best they can be for themselves and the patients they serve. This methodology is fostered by a team-based, collegial approach to resident training, as well as daily didactic sessions to deepen the residents' core knowledge.