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Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (CMC)

For more than a half century, residency and fellowship programs at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) have grown to include more than 300 trainees in over 50 programs and a faculty that exceeds 400 members. As one of only a handful of academic medical centers designated by the state of North Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center is an exciting place for future primary care physicians and medical sub-specialists to train in their fields. CMC currently conducts residency programs in 13 medical and dental specialties and fellowships in 37 subspecialties. We provide top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care to patients, as well as specialized musculoskeletal programs and organ transplants. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in eight different specialties, we have also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize.

Carolinas Medical Center is the region’s only Level I trauma center and is consistently rated among the nation’s best hospitals. With a commitment to every community we serve, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. Last year alone, Atrium Health provided more than $2.07 billion in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.  

Residents choose CMC Residency Programs for the following reasons:

  • Consistently high board pass rates across our programs.
  • Our flagship hospital Carolinas Medical Center allows residents to experience a high volume of complex cases and care for a variety of patients.
  • Our compensation and benefits allow residents to live well in Charlotte.
  • Our supportive work environment allows residents to have work-life balance.
  • Our unique culture allows faculty and residents to work side by side as colleagues rather than in a hierarchy, allowing for meaningful connections and learning experiences.

Opportunity, Diversity and Community: An Inside Look at Our Programs

Where You Will Train

Our Carolinas Medical Center residency programs train in a variety of hospital, inpatient and outpatient settings in the Charlotte region.

Residents will train primarily at Carolinas Medical Center for many of our residency programs. Carolinas Medical Center is an 874-bed tertiary care center and the core component of Atrium Health, a not-for-profit, multifaceted, vertically integrated healthcare organization.

Residents may also train in the following settings along with various other inpatient and outpatient settings:


About Charlotte

The Charlotte region, like our residency programs, offers a world-class city experience with a tight knit community feeling. The greater Charlotte area boasts a variety of restaurants, breweries and one of the nation’s premier international airports. Nestled between the mountains and beaches, Charlotte-area residents can take a short drive and easily enjoy a day trip or relaxing weekend away from city life. The mix of dining options, outdoor experiences and professional sports is the perfect way for residents to seek out culture and make friends in the region. You’ll find the perfect home here during your residency.


Fellowship Programs

As one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the nation, our fellowships offer diverse educational experiences, clinical exposure and research opportunities on par with many of the nation’s top university-affiliated fellowship programs. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and other accrediting bodies have recognized 26 fellowships at Atrium Health in various specialties across the entire continuum of care.

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