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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine


Family Medicine
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Family Medicine Residency

Teaching Sites

Our main teaching sites are the ECU Family Medicine Center and Vidant Medical Center, which serve a diverse patient population from Greenville and surrounding communities. Residents also have an opportunity to train at community sites.

ECU Family Medicine Center

NEW FMC SUMMER 2011Much of our training takes place in the ECU Family Medicine Center.  The Center, eastern North Carolina's foremost patient-centered medical home and medical training facility, provides the best in healthcare to a 29 county region in eastern North Carolina.

All Family Medicine divisions and services are housed in the 112,000 square foot facility.  The facility boasts of 60 exam rooms, an urgent care area, four minor surgery/procedure rooms, counseling rooms, physical therapy, radiology, lab and pharmacy services.

Services offered include urgent care, primary care, prenatal care, minor surgical procedures, sports medicine, geriatrics, family and individual counseling, patient education and nutrition.  Hospital and nursing home care are also provided to Family Medicine patients.

Residents, medical students, and other learners thrive in the rich clinical and educational environment of the Family Medicine Center.  By design, the building facilitates interaction and communication.  Family Medicine faculty interacts with residents, medical students and other learners in both the clinical and classroom environments.  There are two large precepting rooms in the clinical areas, classrooms, and auditorium, and six conference/meeting rooms.  Residents have administrative offices located near the faculty physician offices.  Like faculty, each resident has a computer at their work desk.

Resident with PDAAll exam rooms and the resident office are furnished with computers for easy access to our inpatient and outpatient electronic medical records. The family medicine center and all other specialty clinics within ECU Physicians use an electronic medical record system called Logician. This system allows instant access to patient records from work or home via the web, and provides an indispensable means of communication between faculty, residents, physician extenders, and nurses.

Our family medicine center cares for a primarily underserved, racially diverse population, as well as a mixture of hospital and university employees and their families. Our patients serve as our greatest resource by providing a wide variety of disease processes and pathology from which to learn.

Vidant Medical Center

PCMH photo-campus-aerial-09A 860-bed tertiary care center with more than 33,000 inpatient admissions and 266,000 outpatient visits per year, Vidant Medical Center serves as the principle teaching hospital for our residency program. Other residencies in the hospital include internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, psychiatry, and other combined programs.

Vidant Medical Center has been named a top teaching hospital by Solucient, and US News and World Report and Solucient named Vidant Medical Center a top hospital for cardiovascular services. Working Mother magazine named Vidant Medical Center one its "100 Best Companies" for working mothers.

Serving 1.2 million people in 29 counties in eastern North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center is the predominant referral center in the region. With its cutting-edge cardiothoracic surgical capabilities, level-one trauma center, and the largest telemedicine program in North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center provides state of the art technology for optimal patient care and fundamental inpatient education.

Community Rotations

Our program includes rotations in the nearby towns of Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Kinston. Some residents opt to rotate through other small communities, such as the picturesque coastal town of Hatteras. Community rotations provide residents an opportunity to work one-on-one with practicing physicians in rural communities in the areas of OB and orthopedics.

For residents with a particular interest in rural health care, other optional tours, didactic presentations, and opportunities for community service are available.