Internal Medicine Residents actively participate in various research activities under the mentorship of the Faculty, both from Cape Fear Valley Health and Campbell University. Our Department participated in 87 scholarly activities during the academic year 2018-2019. There is an onsite Institutional Review Board (IRB) which regulates and monitors the ongoing research and ensures patient safety. There is funding available for research presentation-related travel. Our Residents and Students have won many awards at various platforms. They have published their papers in various journals and presented their research at national and regional conferences, some of which include:
Cape Fear Research Consortium
Cape Fear Research Consortium is an excellent initiative focused on bringing collaborative research to the Fayetteville area. Local Cumberland County researchers from various institutions collaborate to discuss research ideas, share resources and plan projects together. It includes partnership among Cape Fear Valley Health, Campbell University, Methodist University, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Tech Community College, Womack Army Medical Center and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).
Carolina Institute for Clinical Research (CICR)
CICR is a multi-disciplinary clinical research site which was established with the collaboration of M3-Wake Research and Cape Fear Valley Health. Phase I - IV clinical trials are carefully planned and executed according to protocol and regulations with superior quality. It effectively combines strategic accelerated volunteer recruitment and retention with high-quality clinical trials.
Quality Improvement Projects
Internal Medicine Residents at Cape Fear Valley Hospital receive hands on experience in Quality Improvement (QI) projects aimed at improving patient care and practicing cost effective medicine. All Residents are required to be a part of QI project during their Residency to aid in the learning of the basic principles of Quality Improvement initiatives. QI projects are conducted in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.