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Atrium Health is an exciting place for future and practicing healthcare professionals. Located in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities, we offer an array of innovative and well-rounded curricula backed by top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated technology and clinical research. As a leader in healthcare, our educational programs consistently prepare clinicians for success in the evolving healthcare environment.

Graduate Medical Education

Our physician residencies and fellowships provide an ideal clinical learning environment. To ensure graduates successfully meet the needs of patients while offering the highest quality of care, we emphasize clinical training and a specialized curriculum.

Our graduate medical education programs include:

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Artist's rendering of future Wake Forest School of Medicine in mid-town Charlotte.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte

Based at Carolinas Medical Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte provides a longitudinal integrated curriculum for third- and fourth-year medical students. This course of study applies best clinical practices, current technologies and relationships with patients.

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Nursing and Allied Health Education

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Offering online and on-campus master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is known for its highly individualized, hands-on learning experiences, which lead to certification and licensure pass rates that exceed both state and national averages.

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Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Carolinas College of Health Sciences offers over 12 varieties of healthcare programs, continuing education, and science and liberal arts courses. Our graduates consistently exceed state and national certification benchmarks, demonstrating their exceptional preparedness in various healthcare careers, such as nursing, radiation therapy and medical laboratory science.

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Center for Advanced Practice

From advanced practice provider (APP) students to novice graduates, the Center for Advanced Practice is dedicated to promoting and supporting the lifecycle of the APP. We offer more than 20 fellowship programs for APPs including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives.

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Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence supports and enhances the expertise and skills of faculty in academic leadership, teaching and research. The multi-specialty and inter-professional Center provides resources, continuing education offerings and personal consultations to foster leadership, enhance instructional effectiveness, and improve the academic environment.

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Carolinas Simulation Center

Carolinas Simulation Center gives healthcare professionals at all levels the opportunity to use interactive, lifelike manikins and other equipment to simulate procedures and situations in a safe learning environment. Carolinas Simulation Center is the region’s only facility to achieve dual accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

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Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provides continuing professional development for healthcare providers in allied health, dental health, medicine, behavioral health, nursing, pharmacy and more. Using the latest technologies, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge trends in healthcare, we provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge and skill set, maintain licenses, obtain certifications, as well as a variety of additional services.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Atrium Health’s Division of Medical Education believes that the intentional pursuit of a workforce that is both inclusive and diverse is vital in the development of the sharpest minds in medicine. We want to develop providers who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to tackle the complex world of healthcare.