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 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 program diversity and inclusion in both the staff and population here in Fayetteville. In learning through SR-AHEC's integrated care approach to medicine, I hope to become a well-rounded physician enabling me to better serve my community. As an added bonus, SR-AHEC is only a few hours away from my parents, so having my support system so close by is something I am incredibly grateful for!"


“I chose SR-AHEC for residency because of the location, ability to enhance my Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment skills, welcoming environment, diverse underserved patient population, and high standards SRAHEC strives to provide for our continuing medical education and our patients.”


“The entire SR-AHEC team is so welcoming and extremely supportive. The faculty, support staff, and fellow residents are ready to help in every way possible. They made the whole process of transitioning into residency very smooth. I feel incredibly honored to work with a team that values diversity, inclusion, and teaching. The curriculum and training here in SR-AHEC are exactly what I expected from a residency program. I am confident that this program will guide me into becoming the successful physician that I aspire to be."


“I chose SR-AHEC for residency for several reasons. First and foremost, there is a high commitment to providing quality, evidence-based patient care. Second, the program has a true feeling of family. I am confident that training at SR-AHEC will help me to become the best physician I can be. As a Fayetteville native, I feel so fortunate to be able to train locally and am thrilled to be able serve the patients in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas!"


“I chose Southern Regional AHEC for the collegial atmosphere, patient population, and the program's holistic approach to healthcare delivery."


“I chose Southern Regional AHEC for its focus on community health and outreach, as this was most important to me in a residency program, as well as the perfect balance of strong inpatient training and outpatient elective opportunities. The warmth, friendliness, and positive group dynamic I experienced during the interview day only further convinced me that SRAHEC would be the perfect program to achieve my educational and career goals."


“I’m excited to begin creating this next chapter of my career with SR-AHEC. As an NC native, I appreciate all the opportunities available in this area. This program's co-residents, faculty, and administrative staff feel like family. The facilities at both the clinic and hospital are new, with the latest technology available to support our learning and patient care. I’m grateful to join a team of motivated physicians to ensure equitable, integrative, and evidence-based healthcare."


“After my interview with SR-AHEC, I knew the program was the right fit for me. The faculty, staff and residents that I met made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. I knew right away that they cared about the training and teaching of their residents. With the guidance of such a strong and diverse program, I felt that I would be able to deliver the best care to my future patients. Residency will be tough anywhere, but this program has shown me that you don’t have to go through it alone. I am fortunate to be here and begin my training at this exceptional program!"



If You Meet Our Criteria, Please Apply Through ERAS
  1. Graduation from an approved medical school within the last three years of the Match year. Note that approved schools are determined by using the California Medical Board's List of Recognized Schools;
  2. Successful completion of USMLE Steps 1 & 2, CS & CK - OR - COMLEX Steps 1 & 2, CE & PE.
  3. U.S. citizenship - OR - be a U.S. permanent resident /Green card (we do not sponsor visas of any kind);
  4. If IMG, must have ECFMG certification -OR- be eligible for ECFMG certification immediately after graduation (certification required prior to matriculation)
  5. All applications submitted via ERAS. Application materials submitted via email, fax, mail, or any online resource other than ERAS will not be accepted or reviewed.