Vidant Medical Center

Internal Medicine Residency

Program Highlights

  • 10-year accreditation through the new ACGME Accreditation System
  • Exclusive inpatient training at a state-of-the-art medical center at Vidant Medical Center:
    • Vidant Medical Center (VMC)
      • 909-bed teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at ECU
      • Only regional tertiary care referral center providing services to 1.4 million people in 29 counties in Eastern NC
      • Level 1 Trauma Center
      • 130,000 ED visits and 45,000 admissions yearly
      • 400+ residents and 40 GME training programs
      • 24-bed MICU training facility
    • Culturally and ethnically diverse patient population
    • Fully-integrated EHR for inpatient and outpatient using EPIC (HealthSpan)
    • University-based education in an area with excellent living conditions
    • Outstanding ancillary services and patient safety protocols
  • Ambulatory outpatient training at Moye Medical Center and Greenville VA Medical Clinic
  • Educational and research opportunities:
    • Balanced emphasis on scholarly activities with resident research
    • Web-Based scheduling, procedure log, evaluations and conference tracking
    • Revamped ABIM Board Review curriculum with focused review classes incorporating all training levels
    • Full schedule of educational conferences
    • Procedural simulation training and team-based learning at the Clinical Simulation Center
    • Active resident involvement in curriculum planning, quality assurance and many other clinic/academic endeavours through Chiefs' Council
    • IM Residents run all codes in the hospital (including any procedures)
    • Global Health and Underserved Populations Program
  • Resources available for planning for a future ahead after residency
    • Excellent fellowship match rates and other post-graduate placement opportunities
    • Director's Month for PGY-2 (2-4 week seminar that offers leadership training, residents as teachers, management skills, etc.)
  • Competitive salaries and excellent benefits

Top Reasons to train at Vidant Medical Center and The Brody School of Medicine (pdf)


The Philosophy of our three-year Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program is to encourage the development of outstanding doctors by providing the proper training in clinical medicine.  One of our hallmarks is that we teach along a very broad spectrum that encompasses common topics in internal medicine as well all subjects like medical decision making, medical ethics, behavior health, preventive medicine, and residents as educators. We employ a system of graded-responsibility that is based on teamwork and includes a balance in resident-life. It is our moral commitment to our residents, to our faculty, and most importantly to our community that we honor the following objectives: 


  • To remain committed to the educational and professional traditions of our institutions. Advance the early detection, treatment, and prevention of disease
  • To influence interest in the prevention of diseases and provide reputable patient care as the next generation of health care leaders
  • To educate our residents to become well-rounded physicians by teaching the fundamentals of Internal Medicine, science of evidence-based medicine, and the refined art of the physical exam
  • To support the professional and personal maturation of each individual resident and medical student
  • Commitment to humanistic, compassionate, and ethical care of the individual and family
  • Develop outstanding clinicians and investigators who are lifelong learners, who will provide the highest quality compassionate care, and who will serve the needs of their community and the world in the best traditions of our profession
  • Increase substantially the number of physicians from the under-represented groups


  • Maintain ACGME accreditation by promoting a culture of mutual respect, learning, and teaching
  • An understanding of the scientific method, and an appreciation of its application to clinical practice as well as to research.
  • Follow ACGME core principles and measures in patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, communication and systems based practice
  • The ability to address complex societal and medical issues through a systematic, multidisciplinary, and collaborative approach.
  • Uphold VMC/ECU GME committee guidelines
  • Recruit and retain the most ideal residents, medical students, and faculty
  • Support trainees as they learn how to deliver the highest quality and safest patient care with cost efficiency as a guiding factor 
  • Motivate residents to become permanent learners
  • Outline and implement specific learning objectives for an academic curriculum that ensures evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, patient safety steps, and team work
  • Utilize the broad knowledge and clinical skills required of qualified physicians to provide excellent patient care, and to advance medicine through research and education
  • Acknowledge diverse views that foster healthy discussions among residents, clinicians, colleagues, patients and families
  • Encourage professionalism that is aligned with the VMC and ECU-BSOM mission statements
  • Support, guide and educate residents to provide ethical and patient-centered care
  • Implement transparent systems for appropriate, meaningful and constructive resident evaluation and feedback
  • Maintain a balance of educational, service, research, and personal duties
  • Promote scholarly activities and opportunities for research projects while providing mentoring and supervision by faculty
  • Maintain enthusiasm
  • Remain one of the most recognized leader in graduate education, offering programs which are responsive to the needs of the professional and academic communities it serves
  • Aim to dignify the human spirit by promoting diversity and collegiality


  • To maintain our advantage as the preeminent academic-oriented education program in Eastern NC
  • To continue the relentless pursuit for intellectual value in a work environment where faculty and staff are passionate about their profession and committed to lifelong learning
  • To establish and refine pioneering models of healthcare management in an ever-changing healthcare environment