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The AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to Support FIRST Program

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced last week that it will award the UNC School of Medicine $1.8M to support a significant expansion of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service (FIRST) Program to new geographic areas of North Carolina and to additional high needs specialties including Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. The FIRST […]

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2019 Match Totals Show Continued National Growth for Family Medicine

Family Medicine notched another year of growth in this year’s Match, raising the total number of positions offered by 313 positions. The achievement marks a full decade of year-over-year growth for the specialty. Close to home, North Carolina’s residency programs had another strong year, with all community- and university-based programs filling 100% of their available […]

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UNC Family Medicine Summer Academy Accepting Applications Beginning February 1st

The UNC Family Medicine Summer Academy (UNC-FMSA) will begin accepting applications for its unique 3-day program beginning February 1st. The program targets graduating high school students from the state’s rural areas who are interested in medical careers and a rural service. Scholars come to Chapel Hill during the summer for a 3-day immersion in Family […]

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Blue Cross North Carolina Announces $750,000 Investment in NCAFP’s Student Programs

Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced that it will invest $750,000 in the NCAFP’s medical student programs over the next three years, with the aim of helping tackle the state’s shortage of primary care physicians. Estimates currently show that North Carolina will require another 1,500 family physicians in the next decade. “We […]

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State Study Committee on Rural Care Releases Draft Recommendations to General Assembly

The Legislative Research Commission’s Committee on Access to Healthcare in Rural North Carolina formally released its recommendations to the General Assembly on April 13th. The committee’s charge was to study and make recommendations on improving access-to-care and delivery in the state’s rural areas. Issues such as graduate medical education funding, telemedicine, the effects of physician […]

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