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Top Reasons to Train Here

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Top Reasons to Train at Vidant Medical Center(VMC)and The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM)

Residents and Fellows are valued by the hospital and medical school

  • Free Parking close to hospital
  • $100 /month meal allowance
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 Reimbursement (one-time)
  • Relocation allowance
  • Full access to university library resources, facilities and faculty rates for sports tickets

VMC

  • 861-bed tertiary hospital and designated Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Patient diversity, without having to negotiate the hassles of a big city-
  • Serves 29 counties and 1.3 million people in eastern North Carolina
  • 585 active Medical staff and nearly 7,000 employees
  • HealthSpan- Electronic Medical Record system State of the art technology-VMC is a Most Wired hospital according to Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Assoc.
  • Good work environment: named a "Working Mother Best Company for Working Mothers" multiple years running

Brody

  • Multiple strong medical education programs, so you'll be around to mentor—and teach—other medical learners
  • 27 residencies and fellowships, medical students, PA program, large nursing school, Allied Health programs
  • 370 Residents & Fellows
  • Excellent University Faculty
  • Excellent fellowship placement 
  • "Team-oriented atmosphere"- as reported on scutwork.com
  • "Life outside of residency"- as reported on scutwork.com

Greenville, NC

  • University town with strong sports and arts programs
  • 10th largest city in NC
  • Ranked by Forbes.com as the #2 in the country for Best Small Metro for Business & Careers in the US
  • "Cost of living is cheap"- as reported on scutwork.com
  • Affordable housing—most of our residents own their own homes
  • Easy day-trips to the beach or larger cities (Atlantic Beach & Raleigh, the capital of NC, are both just over one hour away)
  • Moderate climate- four seasons
  • Medical hub for eastern North Carolina

Moonlighting Opportunities

  • Established relationships at regional hospitals for moonlighting opportunities.

Residents' Lounge- GME Center

  • Designated for resident/fellows only
  • Computer/dictation area with Microsoft Office
  • Study rooms for groups or individuals
  • Kitchen featuring all amenities
  • Recreation center w/ pool table, foosball table
  • 2 flat screen TVs and Xbox 
  • Resident/Fellow Liaison office 

 

Resident/Fellow Liaison

  • Monthly newsletter- Information On-Call
  • Support for post-training job search and negotiation
    • CV development & review
    • Regional & national job search
    • Internet resources
    • Interviewing skills
    • Contract review & negotiation tips

Business of Medicine Seminars

  • Free seminars to help residents/fellows transition successfully into career employment
    • Contract review & negotiating strategies
    • Financial planning
    • Disability insurance
    • Student loan repayment options
    • Employment Contracts
  • Dinner is provided and spouses invited

International Health Certificate

  • Voluntary curriculum of knowledge and skills necessary to provide care in international settings or with underserved populations.
  • Rosetta Stone language training
  • Areas of study include: disaster relief, care of refuges and immigrants, cultural sensitivity and medicine

Masters of Public Health (MPH)

  • Some residents and fellows also pursue an MPH during their clinical training
  • Evidence-based teaching
  • Most courses scheduled so as not to interfere with clinical responsibilities

Resident Spouse Group (RSG)

  • Support for those who go through residency or fellowship with their spouse
  • Welcome pool party
  • Family get-togethers/cookouts, play groups, Girls Night Out
  • Facebook Page

Education Resources

  • Opportunity to learn and practice clinical skills using resources such as actor-patients and simulators
  • Robust Central Line placement training course
  • Academic Support Office available to residents and fellows for assessment and Board preparation

Resident Involvement in Hospital Leadership

  • Active Resident Council
  • Resident Council Chair represents residents and fellows at hospital Medical Staff Executive Committee meetings
  • Hospital President and Medical School Dean meet with all residents and fellows at quarterly full-resident meetings