Family Medicine Residency

Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program in Wilmington, N.C. We are sponsored by Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), an 855-bed hospital that serves as both the general hospital for the community and the referral center for southeastern North Carolina.

Our program consists of six physician faculty who practice full spectrum Family Medicine, as well as a Behavioral Medicine specialist, and a PharmD.

Novant Health NHRMC Family Medicine Residency Program Mission

Training Family Physicians to Lead their Communities to Outstanding Health.

Our commitment to Equitable Care

We serve a diverse patient population, and our residency program and clinic strive to provide equitable care for every patient who walks through our doors. We have created services and developed initiatives intended to benefit groups that have traditionally been marginalized. To learn more about opportunities for residents to participate in these activities, please refer to the faculty bios.

The program is accredited by the ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition status. We are community based program affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our faculty and residents originally hail from all over the United States, but just to warn you, over 50% of our graduates stay in our immediate area and 70% stay in the state of North Carolina. Once you get here, you may find it hard to leave!

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please let us know if we can help as you decide on this important step in your career.

Applying to Our Residency Program

To create consistency and reduce bias during the 2024-2025 year, our program will offer virtual interviews only.

Our applicant interviews will be conducted October – December of 2024. We will complete the final review of applications in ERAS no later than November 3rd. The final interview date offered will be December 17th.

We will offer a second look option after our interview season is closed, though applicants will be responsible for any associated travel costs to attend in person. 

The Family Medicine Residency program at Novant Health – Wilmington, will be using the signaling process for the 2024-2025 recruitment season. As you are considering where you would like to interview, please plan to signal the programs that you are the most interested in interviewing, regardless of prior interaction or clinical experience with the program. Our program will use the signals for offering interviews only, not for subsequent ranking. All interviews will be virtual but applicants will be offered the opportunity to come visit our location in person for an informal view of the program. Coming to these “second looks” will not affect your ranking but will give you the opportunity to see if our program would be a good fit for you. Please let us know if you have any questions.


NHRMC Family Medicine Residency Program

Family Medicine Residency Overview Video