Family Medicine Residency Program
Last year the UNC Family Medicine Residency program was ranked number two in the nation by US News & World Report. But we are so much more than our rankings. We strive to provide our residents with the highest quality clinical education available. It is also our goal to help young doctors learn to listen and understand their patients — we teach them what it means to practice in a patient-centered medical home.
We are thrilled to announce the successful application of our joint UNC-Piedmont Health Services proposal for Rural Residency Expansion and Integrated Behavioral Health training which will start July 1st, 2020. This HRSA grant supports Residency Training in Primary care – we are only one of 20 side nationwide to receive this half million dollar grant to support the expansion of our residency in Chatham County and to further develop PHS’ Integrated Behavioral Health program. The goal of this grant is to train rural doctors in the high-level skills it takes to meet the needs specific to rural communities through participation in comprehensive, integrated team-based behavioral health care. This includes learning evidence-based models such as the Primary Care Behavioral Health brief intervention framework, Behavioral Health Collaborative Care Model and Medication Assisted Treatment for substance use disorder.
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to train residents in the community and in the places that need them most – FQHC’s. We hope that this training program can support the excellent work of PHS’s Behavioral Health program to provide robust care for our patients, strengthen networks of communication that leverage the skills of our community partners and train physician that will meet the unique needs of our population.