Residency Message from the Chair

Dear Residency Candidates:

I am pleased that you are considering the Family Medicine Residency at the University of North Carolina. Our Department is nationally recognized for leadership in primary care and innovations in education and clinical care. North Carolina has made a strong commitment to family medicine as evidenced by our Family Medicine building and generous state funding for department activities. Our department has a reciprocal commitment to our state; we graduate excellent family physicians, of which most serve North Carolinians, many with special emphasis on the underserved. We play a vital role in the medical school curriculum through a required third year clerkship and a variety of other courses that offer students and residents with opportunities to learn, teach and provide service. Numerous fellowship programs and our renowned Gillings School of Global Public Health are available to our graduates who seek further clinical or academic training. With its beautiful, historic campus, its small-town atmosphere, and convenient access to many cultural and recreational opportunities, it is easy to see why Chapel Hill is known as "the Southern Part of Heaven".

Everyone in this Department is committed to providing you with the best possible clinical training with ample opportunity to develop skills for a variety of career tracks and practice environments. My colleagues and I welcome the opportunity to show you what we offer for this crucial next phase of your medical training.

Warren Newton, M.D., M.P.H.
William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Family Medicine