New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency in Family Medicine

Welcome to the Family Medicine Residency Program in Wilmington, NC. We are sponsored by New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a 855 bed hospital that serves as both the general hospital for the community and the referral center for southeastern North Carolina.

The program is a community based program affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

We are a family medicine residency program accredited with the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with Osteopathic Recognition. We offer six residency positions in each year of training.

Mission: The goal of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency in Family Medicine is to prepare our residents to become expert family physicians equipped to meet the needs of their patients and communities in a changing health care environment.

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Reason number 325 to love learning in Wilmington. Beautiful sunrises and the opportunity to bring some light and health to those who are suffering.

Better spooktastic than never! 🤙 A little Halloween-time resident retreat does the haunted soul good 👻!! #tossingaxesnotpumpkins

“People are hard to hate close up—move in!” A special thanks to Liz Barfield and Joe Conway for an incredibly engaging discussion on health equity during our weekly educational conference! More to come. #fridayfunday #quoteoftheday

We love medicine, that’s why we’re here. But we all have more to offer—other drives, talents and passions that add color and vibrancy to our lives and those around us. So here is some #medicineandmore

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cecile Robes on her promotion to Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine through the University of North Carolina Medical School! This is a rigorus process and is a testament to her hard work and dedication to Family Medicine education.

Dr. Robes serves as the residency program's Director of Osteopathic Education and delights in creative ways to teach. Former residents will remember her "Geriatric Olympics" fondly as well as her numerous simulation labs. She has taught nationally on the process for obtaining osteopathic recognition for ACGME accredited programs and is recognized as a leader in this area. She has won the Faculty Preceptor award from the residents and spearheads curriculum on geriatrics, including our home visit and nursing home schedules and teaching, musculoskeletal medicine and dermatology. In addition she serves as the Medical Director for the Care Team clinic and in her "spare time" she volunteers at St. Mary's free clinic and leads the community Youth Offenders program for the New Hanover County District Attorney's office. She will be the Chair for Department of Family Medicine at NHRMC for the upcoming 2 years.

I think we can all agree that she is a superstar!!!

We are wishing Dr. Naomi Flock the best of luck in her new position in Florida. We will miss her! Thanks for all your teaching and excellent patient care over the years.

Oops - she did it again!!!

Coastal Family Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Catherine Sotir, Predoctoral Director, is the recipient of the Outstanding AHEC Faculty award of 2020! This award is voted on by all 3rd and 4th year UNC-Chapel Hill medical students and is given to a faculty member of any specialty on any AHEC campus in North Carolina.

This is not Dr. Sotir’s first medical student teaching award. She received this same award in 2018, as well as the George T Wolff Award in 2016 for quality community-based medical education. These awards are particularly notable in that Wilmington is UNC’s newest campus, begun in 2016, and has only this year grown to 11 students per year.

Prior to joining the faculty at Coastal Family Medicine Dr. Sotir was faculty at the Brody School of Medicine where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award by both the classes of 2002 and 2003.

In addition to medical student teaching awards, Dr. Sotir was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Family Medicine Residents in Asheville in 1999 and by the Family Medicine Residents here in Wilmington in 2016.

Congrats to our rock star teaching physician!!

I believe this sums up how the residents feel about the year 2020! #wrightsvillebeach #bestboardreview

There is so much more to health than pills and office visits. In fact, the majority of factors that contribute to a person’s health come from outside of medical offices, where our patients live everyday. Inequities in these areas need to be addressed by our society not only because it would improve overall health, but because it’s the right thing to do. #weneedsocialjustice We are so excited to have this painting from local artist @thenightowlsonly to hang in our clinic hall to remind everyone passing through that these issues should not be forgotten and should always be a focus of what we do. @ Coastal Family Medicine

Massive destructive Hurricane Florence? Worldwide pandemic? The Class of 2020 is ready for anything as they cross the finish line here at NHRMC and move on to bigger and better things! Congratulations Robert Alexander, Phillip Deal, Jessica Bitencourt, Alyssa Horne, Sarah Ward and Stephanie Horan (who is crossing her own finish line in labor and delivery!) We will miss you!

#whitecoatsforblacklives at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 8 minutes and 40 seconds is a long time.

Happy Administrative and Lab Professionals’ Day to the wonderful women who keep us going!
Sonali Batish, Heather Hawkins, Joy Sessoms, Jennifer Sides, and Carol Irving-Clinton thanks for all you do.

Someone told us that T-Rex masks would protect against COVID-19...

[01/31/20]   Congratulations to both Dr. Meadowcroft and Dr. Wood who were elected to be chief residents for our upcoming 2020-2021 academic year! #chiefresident #familymedicine #familymedicineresidency

[01/14/20]   Awesome work by Coastal Family Medicine senior residents, Drs. Stephanie Horan, Sarah Ward, and Jessica Bitencourt, along with Dr. Toren Davis, who were recently published as contributing authors on Wiley and Sons Essential Evidence Plus database. Dr. Horan contributed to Meckel’s Diverticulum, Dr. Ward to Tetanus, and Dr. Bitencourt to Torticollis. We are excited to be able to contribute to these topics in the Cochrane Library! #familymedicine #literaturereview #wefancynow

[01/01/20]   First inpatient rounds of the decade. #familymedicine #newyearsday2020

[12/31/19]   The inpatient ball is in place and ready to drop at midnight to ring in 2020. We’re excited for a new year of teaching family physicians and caring for our community! #familymedicine #residency #teachingdoctors #happynewyear #bringon2020

[12/18/19]   The Grinch spent some time today visiting the pediatric floor of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to pass out gifts. He also stopped by to check in on the CFM inpatient team and wish them a happy holiday! #familymedicine #patientsarepeople #holidaycheer #slinkslankslunk #heartgrewthreesizes @stfm_fm

Great work Dr. Kirkland!

Great to have a resident (PGY-2) from New Hanover Family Medicine Residency presenting about human trafficking this morning at the Winter Family Physicians Weekend.

[11/16/19]   Dr Isaacs and Dr Davis were finalists in the Wilmington Business Journal’s Heroes in Healthcare 2019!!! We were honored to be part of such an outstanding group of Healthcare professionals! @wilmingtonbiz #familymedicine #heathcareheroes #patientsfirst

Happy Halloween from Coastal Family Medicine!

[09/25/19]   Our attending physician Dr. Flock presented a poster at FMX AAFP conference this week showing the results of her project improving long acting reversible contraception method use for moms during well child visits. This was part of the collaborative IMPLICIT project our program is a part of with other programs in multiple states. #familymedicine #interconceptioncare #rockstar #aafpfmx

[09/06/19]   We hope everyone is safe after Dorian passed through our region last night. We have surveyed the clinic and will be opening this afternoon at 1pm for our patients who have urgent needs. Our phone lines will be open for calls. A physician will be here for walk-in visits. We are part of this community and want to be there for anyone who needs us. #ilmstrong #familymedicine #hurricanedorian
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

[09/05/19]   Second night on lockdown. The storm is here but so are these awesome docs. CFM>Dorian #familymedicinerainorshine #familymedicine #hurricanedorian #chaosoutsidekindnessinside

[09/05/19]   Shoutout to the CFM Hurricane Dorian lockdown crew taking care of our patients in the hospital throughout the storm. A fantastic group of physicians going above and beyond for our community! #familymedicine #ilmstrong #hurricanedorian #lockdown

[09/02/19]   Did you remember your medications in your hurricane preparedness kit? If you are running low on your daily medications or will run out in the next week, please remember to refill them before the storm hits so you don’t run out in the days following. During a state of emergency, If you have previously filled your prescriptions at a pharmacy and are currently running out, they will give you a 30 day refill without a doctor order for things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. If you have questions or would like to request a refill please call the clinic. Your medications should be always be there in your hurricane kit, right next to your water, first aid kit and flashlights. #hurricanedorian #medications #staysafe #familymedicine

North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians,

[08/24/19]   We had an awesome turn out today at our school physical Saturday clinic! The word went out at New Hanover District school open houses for any kid who needed their exams to come in. Our team rose to the occasion and helped get them what they need for a great start to the school year. #familymedicine #backtoschool #accesstocare #weekendclinic @newhanovercountyschools

[08/23/19]   School starts next week for many kids in Wilmington. If any of our patients need their annual physical form completed or updated immunizations we are open this Saturday, August 24th from 9am-1pm to help you get this done for your school. We’re excited for another great school year! #backtoschool #familymedicine #excitedtolearn

[08/20/19]   Our new waiting area mural is AMAZING! A huge thank you to Brianne Wright, daughter of our wonderful nurse Amy Javorsky, for hand painting this for our patients and staff to enjoy everyday. The calming seascape goes perfect with our virtual fish tank for a pediatric reading corner like no other! #familymedicine #mural #waitingroom #seascape #amazingartist

[08/06/19]   Our resident/attending/pharmacist/medical student ( @uncschoolofmedicine )team put over 45 miles in this morning bringing care to our patients with home visits. This is just one example of how our team pushes to find ways to eliminate patient barriers to care. #homevisits #familymedicine #accesstocare #carecomestoyou

[08/02/19]   How do you teach Family Medicine Residents about geriatrics? You live it. Our residents recently completed normal daily activities such as taking medications, carrying groceries up stairs, and navigating ground obstacles wearing equipment meant to recreate different pathologies seen in the elderly. #interactivelearning #familymedicine #geriatricolympics

[07/25/19]   If you happen to be at @the_aafp national conference, swing by our table! We’ve got awesome residents, phenomenal learning opportunities, and the Boss! #aafpnc #we’rewithdaboss #familymedicine #fullscopefamilymedicine #residency

[07/22/19]   Our very own Joe Kertesz has been recognized as the American Mental Health Counselors Association "2018-2019 Mental Health Counselor of the Year". We are so proud to know you and lucky to have learned from you. You have taught us all so much!!!

[07/19/19]   Updating the 1980 classic with an interactive dance battle approach to cardiac arrhythmias. #learnoutsidethebox #Familymedicine

Who are those crazy people in white coats at the beach?

We are a family medicine residency program accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with Osteopathic Recognition by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We offer six residency positions in each year of training. Our mission is “Training Family Physicians to Lead their Communities to Outstanding Health.” We provide a wide range of training to prepare residents to care for their communities in whatever way is needed - and have a lot of fun in the meantime! We serve a diverse patient population, and our residency program and clinic strive to provide equitable care for every patient who walks through our doors. We have created services and developed initiatives intended to benefit groups that have traditionally been marginalized.

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