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Residents of the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency program will experience a unique blend of advanced inpatient training and real-world outpatient training. The program will train residents in a community practice setting representative of future practice sites, embedded into their family medicine clinic alongside a team of faculty, advanced practice providers, mental health and support services.

In turn, our residents become integral to the Atrium Health Cabarrus medical staff through our active Family Medicine Department and hospital committee membership. Throughout the program’s history, our residents become family physicians who care for patients of all ages, gender identities and complexity of health needs.

In the journey to prepare for your future in healthcare, our program offers:

  • The chance to be an active stakeholder and junior partner in the practice
  • An unrivaled and comprehensive inpatient training program
  • The opportunity to experience travel medicine and mission trips
  • A lifetime mentor relationship with leaders in Family Medicine
  • Involvement in your community beyond the clinic and hospital walls
  • Tracks in obstetrics, sports medicine and other areas of concentration

An Inside Look at the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program

Serving our Community: A Perspective from Our Faculty

Real World Opportunity: A Cabarrus Family Resident’s View

Where You Will Train


Atrium Health Cabarrus

Atrium Health Cabarrus is the sponsoring medical center of the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency program. Located in Concord, NC, the northeast region of the Charlotte metro area, Atrium Health Cabarrus is a part of the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and serves a 5-county region. It is the only hospital in Cabarrus County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Atrium Health Cabarrus's service area population is over 618,000. In addition, Atrium Health Cabarrus is a regional 457-bed, not-for-profit medical center, with a reputation for excellence built on advanced technology, medical staff talent, quality and compassionate care. The medical center has 4,200 employees serving in more than 30 facilities located throughout the region.

Services at Atrium Health Cabarrus

  • A dedicated Family Medicine Inpatient Unit, with family medicine residency call and conference rooms located nearby
  • A Level III trauma center/Emergency Care Center
  • Jeff Gordon Children's Center
  • The Mariam Cannon Hayes Family Center, recognized by JD Power and Associates for "Outstanding Patient Experience" for its commitment to caring for patients.

Outpatient Training and Clinics

Our outpatient training utilizes a unique decentralized model. Residents are embedded into to 1 of 4 community practices located in communities across Cabarrus County, just outside the city of Charlotte, as their clinic home for their 3 years:

Meet the Program Director

Aaron Lambert

Meet the Program Director

“Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency offers a unique blend of real-world outpatient training and advanced inpatient training. Residents are each placed into 1 of 4 community-based practices as their clinic home where they function as junior partners, gaining hands-on practice management experience by working closely with their attendings and clinic leadership. Inpatient training occurs at Atrium Health Cabarrus, a premier medical center with 457 beds and 24-hour in-house ICU, NICU, pediatrics, surgery and OB specialist coverage where we have our own Family Medicine Inpatient Unit and open access to critical care units allowing our residents to manage their patients from admission to discharge and then back to their home clinic.”

R. Aaron Lambert, MD, FAAFP
Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program

With a nationally and internationally renowned team of family medicine physicians who serve as faculty, our residents have access to a breadth of experience and knowledge in the Cabarrus Family Medicine program. View their bios here.

Program Curriculum

Cabarrus Family Medicine is the only residency program at our hospital, so residents work one-on-one with specialists and our family medicine faculty. The residency program is highly regarded and supported by our medical staff and hospital leadership. Through our university affiliations, we regularly have medical students working with us, which gives our residents opportunities to teach and mentor. During their training, residents will see a variety of cases from moms with high risk pregnancies to newborns to ICU patients. They will learn from a mix of family medicine hospitalists, full scope family medicine attendings, specialists and PharmDs.

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Medical Student Opportunities

From rotations in Family Medicine to internships, residents can take advantage of the many opportunities in the Cabarrus Family Medicine Program.

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Salary and Benefits

In addition to the many educational and career benefits of the Cabarrus Family Medicine program, residents will receive financial benefits as well.

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Application Criteria

Applications to the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency program will be accepted only from participants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

A completed application should include a personal statement, curriculum vitae, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or COMLEX Transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Invitations for personal interviews will be based upon the completed application materials.

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