UNC Medical Center
UNC Medical Center is a large, 800+bed academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. As the only state-owned teaching hospital in North Carolina, it offers care to patients from every county and from several neighboring states.
It is home to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the U.S and where our residents spend the bulk of their inpatient time.
Located 15 minutes from UNC Medical Center, the UNC Hillsborough hospital operates as an extension of UNCMC. The state-of-the-art facility combines a community hospital culture with the innovative procedures and care for which the UNC Medical Center is known.
WakeMed Medicine Teaching Service
Opened in 1961 as the Memorial Hospital of Wake County, WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 941-bed, private, not-for-profit health system serving the population of Raleigh and surrounding communities. WakeMed exposes our residents to a complex tertiary community hospital system with stand-alone EDs, a medical staff of employed and private physicians, and a strong history and tie to the neighboring community.
With just over 53,000 discharges in 2018, WakeMed also challenges residents to deliver efficient and effective medical care. Medicine residents typically spend 4-8 weeks each year at WakeMed and rotate though one of four general medicine teaching teams. As the region’s safety net hospital, WakeMed serves a large portion of the uninsured and underserved, which comprise a significant portion of a heterogeneous patient population on the housestaff teams. Residents also have exposure to a significant number of neurology cases, new diagnosis of malignancy, and alcohol-related disease including complicated withdrawal at WakeMed.
Three of the medicine teams are composed of one resident and one intern and staffed with WakeMed hospitalist attendings. The fourth team, the Resident-Attending Service, is composed of a single resident and is designed to provide PGY2 and PGY3 residents an opportunity to practice with significant autonomy and a minimal supervisory role. WakeMed nights are staffed by a resident and intern.
WakeMed’s faculty has trained UNC students and residents for over 45 years. Approximately thirty percent of the WakeMed medical staff have had some aspect of their training at UNC, and there is great loyalty and commitment to the training program. The medicine resident teaching program is led by the medicine chief resident and associate program director.