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. 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 found during 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.

"When choosing a residency, I wanted the best of both worlds: a large community hospital with diverse pathology as well as a family medical center that has the resources to provide all-encompassing medical care to the community. The faculty at SRAHEC inspires individuals, such as me, nurturing our skills with their experiences in a supportive environment."


"I chose SR-AHEC because the faculty and residents were genuinely warm and caring. I knew that was the environment I wanted to train in. The added benefit of SR-AHEC's unopposed status convinced me that I would have a wonderful educational experience and truly enjoy my time here."


"I chose SR-AHEC because SR-AHEC chose me! I really felt at home as soon as I walked on campus. This program is dually accredited and I wanted the opportunity to have exposure to excellent osteopathic opportunities to add to my educational prowess in order to become a fantastic physician!"


"At first, SR-AHEC gathered my attention because they are the only unopposed, dually accredited program in the state which allows unmatched access to a copious diversity of procedures available at the hospital. However, what truly captivated me was everyone's immense enthusiasm they have about the program, the family atmosphere present in the clinic and the clinical teachers that always seem to be more than ready to help. In my training I want to be challenged to be the best I can be, but also have the support I need along the way - I've found that at SR-AHEC."


"I chose SR-AHEC because the staff, attending physicians, and fellow residents genuinely care about educating new doctors. Everyone in the program has been so supportive and has treated me like family from the first day."


"I chose SR-AHEC because I wanted to train at an academic center where they value compassion and empathy, and deliver care to the people who are in great need. In addition to the program, the faculty and staff offer us so many different learning opportunities to help us become better physicians. I am looking forward to working at SR-AHEC and learning to integrate medicine with behavioral science to provide holistic care to our patients."


“I am excited to be a part of the SR-AHEC Family Medicine residency program, because it provides a full spectrum of opportunities to develop my skills while allowing me to serve my community.”


"SR-AHEC was my first choice because of the sense of support and guidance I felt from my very first contact with them. The residents, faculty and staff made me feel like family before they even knew me. I had an early sense that the SR-AHEC residency program cared about me as an individual, and that they invest deeply in developing good, successful family physicians, including preparing residents for boards and a career after residency. Most importantly, though, I had a gut feeling that I would be happy working for this program and I have not been proven wrong."



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 2018 Match, applicants must have graduated no earlier than 2016). 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 2018 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.