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Letter from the Chairman

Paul BolinDear Colleagues,

One of the most important and satisfying missions of our institution is the training of our Residents in Internal Medicine. Our department, and indeed our entire institution, is committed to excellence in training in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. To this end, we have developed a program that includes a superb clinical training environment, outstanding teachers and role models, and curricula that provide our trainees with the skills and knowledge base that ensure success in their chosen careers.

In addition to categorical Internal Medicine, we have combined training programs in Medicine/Pediatrics and Medicine/Psychiatry. Many of our graduates choose careers in a primary care setting; increasing numbers are choosing to pursue further training in subspecialty fellowship programs. Some choose private practice; others have chosen an academic career. We are proud of the fact that graduates of our programs have been successful in pursuing their career goals in all of these areas.

We are constantly reviewing our program to improve the quality of our educational experience and to meet the personal needs of our trainees. In addition, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of medicine-providing our trainees with knowledge and skills in evidence based medicine, computer literacy, the use of electronic information systems, and the most recent advances in medical science.

Finally, I want to mention the most important component of any training program-the people. Our Department is determined to have the finest clinicians and educators. While this is a commitment designed to foster excellence in all of our educational clinical missions, it is most readily apparent in the training of our Internal Medicine Residents.

For all of these reasons, graduates of our program leave with the utmost confidence in their abilities and the memories of superb role models-things that will serve them well throughout their careers.

Cordially,

Paul Bolin, MD



Dr. Paul Bolin, Jr., received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. His internal medicine residency was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a nephrology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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