Dellyse Bright, MD Welcome to Carolinas HealthCare System!
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Family Medicine Residency program. We are a very well-established, community-based program, dating back to 1973 when Family Medicine first became a specialty, and are fully- accredited by the ACGME.  In 2016, our program expanded with the addition of the CHS Union Family Medicine Residency Program as our Union/ Community Apprenticeship Track. 

We offer the best of both worlds: a strong academic environment at CMC and the community involvement and environments at CMC Mercy and CHS Union.  Our faculty is …. outstanding and very approachable, with expertise that runs the full scope of family medicine. Our residents and faculty enjoy supportive, collegial relationships with our peers in other specialties both in the hospital and beyond. Please take time to explore our website and learn more about our program and community. There are a few accomplishments that I would like to highlight for you:

  • Beginning in academic year 2016-2017, our program has expanded with the addition of the CHS-Union Family Medicine Residency program.
  • We implemented an innovative Integrative Medicine Curriculum. Carolinas Medical Center was one of only eight initial pilot programs in the country offering this web-based curriculum which spans the three years of residency. The Integrative Medicine Curriculum covers everything from self-care and wellness, to botanicals and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) treatment modalities, with an emphasis on integrating it all with traditional medical therapies.
  • We are actively involved in Continuous Quality Improvement and all of our family medicine centers have received recognition from the NCQA (National Committee on Quality Assurance) for Diabetes Care and the Medical Home (which relates to patient-centeredness and access to care). All of our residents receive experience in population-based disease management, the team-based approach to patient care, and how to maximize outcomes for their patients.
  • Our residents and faculty have published abstracts and articles in journals and delivered regional and national presentations in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care, Primary Care Research and national medical student associations.
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards have been given to our residents by students at the UNC School of Medicine.
  • Residents are involved with aspects of advocacy for physicians and policy on the state level with the NC Academy of Family Physicians and nationally with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Resident Quality Improvement projects awarded from the healthcare system include Most Innovated and Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork awards. 
  • Honors bestowed upon FM residents include:  
  • Dr. Bryan Galusha “Intern of the Year” award selected by PGY1 residents from all specialties in CMC.
  • Dr. Louisa Littleton award for embodied excellence in Medicine with passion for diversity and providing care for underserved.
  • Our residents are community leaders who serve as mentors for undergraduate students interested in medical careers at Johnson C. Smith University and provide care at the Family Medicine-operated free clinic for undocumented Latino immigrants to Charlotte at Our Lady of Guadeloupe.

I would encourage you to contact our residents to get a feel for what it is like to work and live in the Charlotte and Monroe areas. On this site, you will find information on our faculty, curriculum, resident benefits. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

Thank you again for your interest in our program and best wishes to you as you strive to make this important decision and transition into the next phase of your professional life. I hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Dellyse Bright, MD
Residency Director

 

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