Geographic Points of Interest

West Coast

All students applying to Family Medicine Residencies on the West Coast (California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Colorado) must have their applications completed and mailed, and letters of recommendation in to the programs no later than Sept. 15th. Interviews are first-come first-served for some schools. The Seattle programs are now reviewing preliminary applications before granting interviews.

North Carolina

Many UNC and North Carolina-based medical students wish to stay in the state - so apply to all of the NC programs if you want to stay instate. Those include some newer programs:

  • Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency, Concord, NC
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency in Family Medicine, Wilmington, NC
  • Charlotte Rural Track, Monroe Family Medicine Residency
  • Hendersonville Rural Track Family Medicine Residency

Don’t forget the Tennessee in situ gems - Johnson City, Bristol, and Kingsport (they’re close to Asheville).


There are two newer academic programs in the greater Boston area with the establishment of Departments of Family Medicine at Tuft and Boston University as well as many new suburban community-based practice sites.

Midwest Programs

Hidden secrets! Not many NC students know about the excellent programs in the Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri - strong in OB procedures - practically all community-based.)

Little known states with lots of programs and hands-on experience: Texas, Tennessee, upstate New York, Pennsylvania.

Rural Programs Abound

N. California, Washington State, Idaho, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Upstate New York, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana Inner City Urban Programs with diverse patient populations: Harbor General (LA), UCSF (SF), Univ. of Colorado at Denver, Cook County in Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia (Jefferson), Pittsburgh, NYC (Montefiore), Albany, Rochester