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. Accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education with Osteopathic Recognition, 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 because of the long history and tradition of family medicine graduate education for over 40 years. The affiliation with the AHEC system provides a great variety of educational resources. The faculty and residents are so supportive and make you feel like part of the family from day one. Lastly, the brand new state of the art clinic is incredible and will prepare us for modern practice after graduation."


"Duke/SR-AHEC was my first choice because when I rotated here as a medical student, I was amazed at how willing each of the faculty and residents were to mentor me and create a positive learning environment. With the recent merger between allopathic and osteopathic residencies, it is reassuring knowing that this program has been established with dual accreditation long before the merger and values both MD's and DO's as faculty and residents."


"I chose SRAHEC because the faculty, residents and staff here made me feel like part of the family from my very first encounter with them. In addition, training at SRAHEC will provide me the added benefit of joining the fight against health disparities because of the diversity of patients that we see. I believe with the excellent training provided here, I can become a great family medicine doctor."


"I chose SR-AHEC for its diverse patient population and opportunities to be exposed to unique pathology. The culture here at SR-AHEC is wonderful. Everyone is very welcoming and extremely helpful. I believe that they have built an environment here that will help me to become the best family physician that I can be and I am excited to be a part of it."


"From my first interaction with the faculty and staff I could tell that they were committed to nurturing and developing great residents. From day one everyone has been kind and helpful. I love that SR-AHEC works closely with non-profit agencies throughout the surrounding areas. Here I am given many opportunities to work in undeserved areas building relationships with individuals in the community. I look forward to growing as a Family physician in such a wonderful and friendly environment."


"This program has full spectrum family medicine training,  as well as, working with the underserve population. I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the SR-AHEC residents at the AAFP conference. Their passion, compassion, and empathy towards the patients they served was inspiring. I quickly realized that the faculty are just as caring as their residents. I’m proud to be a part of the SR-AHEC family and I am excited to see how I grow alongside my fellow residents."


"I chose SR-AHEC because of the residents, faculty, and staff. Everyone is extremely welcoming and ready to help in any way you may need. The program truly puts your interests at the forefront in order to help you achieve your goals. It was clear they valued teamwork and a positive learning environment ideal for developing your education. Lastly, the brand new multi-million dollar clinic was a nice bonus."


"Since I had never lived outside the state of Kentucky, I was hesitant about applying to an out of state program. However, at SR-AHEC I feel right at home! I was met with the same southern hospitality that I have always been accustomed to. The faculty and staff are always available to help, the new building is amazing, and the variety of patients and patient pathology creates a perfect combination. I couldn’t be more excited to be here at SR-AHEC achieving my dreams!"



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 2023 Match, applicants must have graduated no earlier than 2019). 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.