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Novant Health announces dually accredited family medicine residency program

Charlotte, NC, Nov. 10, 2015 – Beginning in 2016, residents who want to practice family medicine will have an opportunity to complete their training with the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency in Cornelius, North Carolina. The family medicine residency faculty members are actively interviewing fourth year medical students – six of whom will become Novant Health’s first resident physicians in July 2016.

Residents will complete three years of extensive training with rotations in community clinics as well as Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

“Our state and country so desperately need well-trained primary care physicians who can provide care with compassion and confidence,” said Dr. David Cook, senior vice president, population health and value based care, Novant Health. “We are excited to have developed a family medicine residency program within the culture and walls of Novant Health.”

Novant Health family medicine residents will be part of an integrated team that includes other providers, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, health coaches and referral coordinators. The team will partner with patients to promote wellness and preventive care while also managing existing conditions to slow or reverse the progression of disease.

“Our goal is to train young physicians to put the patient at the center of the health care paradigm and to create authentic, personalized relationships,” said Cook. “By teaching teamwork, evidence based medicine, collaboration within a health care system, innovation and leadership; our physicians will be equipped to deliver remarkable care.”

The Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Clinic has been several years in the making. Since the signing of an official statement of commitment letter Feb. 20, 2014, by Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health, Novant Health has been working to expand its capabilities into the world of formal graduate medical education training.

Novant Health received a notice of accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Oct. 23, 2015. It was also granted accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association in November 2014. This gives Novant Health dual accreditation to train family medicine residents who have graduated from MD and DO medical schools.

For more information about the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program, visit NovantHealth.org/fmresidency.

About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 25,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 13 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than 4 million patients annually. In 2014, Novant Health provided more than $639 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. Novant Health is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 integrated delivery networks by IMS Health.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015