The SR-AHEC Family Medicine Residency program offers a wealth of learning opportunities that prepares residents to practice along the entire spectrum of Family Medicine. Our affiliation with Duke and the North Carolina Area Health Education System provides a multitude of educational resources and support to enhance our residents’ education and training.    Outpatient training includes care of a diverse patient population in a state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center. Residents will also find a multitude of outpatient electives.

Inpatient training gives residents the experience of actively managing acutely ill patients in all settings, while obstetrics and pediatrics training prepare residents to care for the entire family unit. Abundant procedural opportunities are available in our Family Medicine Center as well as during multiple rotations including emergency rotations at the local hospital, home to the 10th most visited emergency department in the nation. Our graduates have developed successful careers working as full scope providers, hospitalists, urgent care, integrative care, academic/teachers and more.

Our 45-year-old program is well-established as a result of the family atmosphere fostered by the caring faculty, staff and residents who have chosen Fayetteville, North Carolina as their place of work and training. In fact, many residents have cited the team-oriented and caring nature of the people involved in our program as the most influential factor for choosing SR-AHEC for their residency. Our residents exemplify this family attitude by caring for one another, while enjoying, together, a variety of North Carolina’s recreational/entertainment opportunities. Undoubtedly, this family structure helps our residents better understand and appreciate the family unit when providing care to our patients.

"I chose SR-AHEC for its unique amalgamation of strong academic teaching, focus on preventive medicine and commitment to the underserved. The staff members are very friendly and accommodating, and are willing to go that extra mile to ensure that one learns and understands the system, thereby getting the best out of a resident. This gives me confidence that when I finish my residency training, I will be a well honed and multifaceted family practitioner."


"I chose SR-AHEC for the opportunity to train at a large community hospital with a strong in-patient focus as well as an outstanding full-spectrum PCMH clinic. Everyone I’ve come into contact with has been excited about teaching and embraced me as part of the family. I’m excited about the opportunities to explore all aspects of family medicine in an environment that encourages education and facilitates my development as a clinician."


"From my first time communicating with the wonderful people at SR-AHEC, I knew that this program would be a residency where everyone genuinely cares for patients and each other. I knew that such an attitude would foster an environment of healthy growth and relationship formation, which is exactly what I was looking for in a program."


"I'm excited to be a resident at SR-AHEC because the faculty, program director, chief residents and staff were ready and available to assist, guide and mentor me--demonstrating they really care about me and my success as a physician. I know a team as such will cultivate my skills and guide me in the right directions in becoming the best physician that I can be. I love the fact that SR-AHEC is a community-based academic program that afford me the opportunity of exposure to a wide range of patients, which I believe makes SR-AHEC one of the great training programs."


"I chose SR-AHEC because I wanted a program that would challenge me and mold me into not only a competent but successful physician. Cape Fear Valley is a huge hospital so there is no doubt that you’ll see a variety of pathologies and learn from experiences that you can apply throughout your career. What stood out the most to me is the warm welcome I received on my interview; the residents here come from all over so to truly find a program that embraces the family aspect of Family Medicine is invaluable."


“I chose the SR-AHEC program for the variety of opportunities throughout the Cape Fear Valley Health System. Their emphasis on education and professional development provide a strong foundation for resident training and growth. The faculty and staff here are some of the most welcoming people I have ever met. They truly make you feel like family.”


"I chose SR-AHEC for the exceptional educational opportunities of the program, the dual accreditation from both ACGME and AOA, and most importantly the people whom I have had the opportunity to get to know in my time here. The Residents, Faculty and Staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, and passionate about creating better health care by creating better health care professionals. I’m proud to be a part of the SR-AHEC family."



If You Meet Our Criteria, Please Apply Through ERAS
  1. Graduation from an approved medical school within the last two years (i.e., to be considered for the 2019 Match, applicants must have graduated no earlier than 2017). This program uses the California Medical Board list of recognized medical schools, as it is the most comprehensive list available.
  2. Successful completion of USMLE, Steps 1 & 2, CS & CK - OR- COMLEX, Level 1 & 2, CE & PE, with no more than two combined failed attempts.
  3. U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States. This program does not sponsor or accept visas of any kind.
  4. ECFMG certification (or eligibility if 2019 graduate) if graduation is from a foreign medical school. ECFMG certification is required prior to matriculation.
  5. All application materials must be submitted via ERAS. Unsolicited application materials submitted via fax, email, mail, or any online resource other than ERAS will not be accepted or reviewed. We will not respond to requests for review of application materials prior to submission to ERAS.