Welcome from the Program Director


Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine (ECU- BSOM) and Vidant Medical Center (VMC). Our residents enjoy working in a collegial environment where camaraderie and cooperation with residents, students, and faculty prevail. The program strives to provide an atmosphere where the following fundamental elements will be taught at the highest standard by our faculty, allowing our residents to flourish:

  • Academics
  • Professionalism
  • Clinical Care
  • Humanism

The educational experience at ECU/VMC is, in part, a reflection of our large and diverse patient population. As the only tertiary care facility serving 29-counties with a catchment area of approximately 1.4 million people, we see a broad mixture of esoteric as well as common diseases. The hospital is a large, efficient, and modern facility that stresses excellence in patient care and provides outstanding support services for residents and students. Our facility also serves as the primary care hospital for Pitt and adjacent counties.

Trainees are given graded responsibility in the daily management of the adult medicine services. Our graduates feel well qualified for careers in either primary care, academics, or internal medicine subspecialties after their residency. Unique to our program are the dedicated teaching conference on Fridays and the opportunity for research and other specialty electives. Scholarly activities are highly valued within the program, thus supported and encouraged by our faculty. A significant number of our residents have presented research and clinical abstracts/posters at state, regional, and national meetings. We also employ a milestone based evaluation system that ensures each resident is meeting all ACGME expectations in preparation for board certification.

We encourage you to learn more about our program through our ECU IM website- we are also on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Feel free to contact us if we can provide any further information or assistance.


M. Suzanne Kraemer, MD
ECU Clinical Associate Professor and IM Program Director

ECU Brody and Vidant


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