Application & Requirements

Elizabeth Ferruzzi, a resident set to graduate from the class of 2021, holds up her letter of acceptance into the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program.


Message from program director, Mark L. Higdon, DO, FAAFP, DIO:

"Our goal for the residency program is to build character, provide a unique learning opportunity and lead by example to ensure our graduates receive a remarkable educational experience and are prepared to deliver remarkable patient experiences in an ever-changing healthcare environment."

Six applicants are accepted into the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program each year. All rotations will take place in the north Charlotte area. We accept applications through the ERAS system each fall. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with osteopathic recognition.

The Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program will participate in and abide by the policies of the National Resident Matching Program.

A. All applications must be received through ERAS via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) application. Applications must include:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Medical School transcript or course work
  • Three letters of recommendation in addition to the dean's Letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Personal statement

B. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited medical school within two years of application to the program.

C. Applicants must have passed USMLE/COMLEX Step II to enter residency training. Step I must be passed at the time of application and Step II must be completed and passed prior to the rank list deadline.

D. Early applications are encouraged and only applications received before December 31 of the recruiting year will be considered.

E. Novant Health currently does not sponsor any visas. Citizenship documentation must be provided to the Novant Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office for verification.

Medical Students:  If you are interested in an outpatient Family Medicine clinic rotation please contact:

Cynthia Profera, Residency Program Coordinator


Application requests must include the following:

  • Dates of preference for rotation (at least 3)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal Statement (why you chose family medicine and why you chose Novant Health Family Medicine Residency program
  • 3 letters of recommendation
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