Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A new Duke Health training program aimed at meeting primary care shortage needs in rural North Carolina has been approved by the ACGME Residency Review Committee. Now accredited, the program will enter the 2021 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match® with two spots.
The Rural Training Track—part of the Family Medicine Residency in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University School of Medicine—is a collaboration with Duke Primary Care Oxford and Maria Parham Health, a Duke LifePoint hospital. Two residents who enter the Duke Family Medicine Residency will complete their first year of training alongside the other family medicine residents in Durham, then spend the vast majority of program years 2 and 3 in the rural North Carolina communities of Oxford and Henderson. The program plans to grow to four residents per year over the next five years.
Thomas Koinis, M.D., FAAFP, medical director for Duke Primary Care Oxford will serve as program director. Other faculty are Eric Buenviaje, M.D., associate program director, and Alexa Namba, DO, HS'19.
Maria Parham Health will serve as the program's rural community hospital, and Granville-Vance Public Health Department will also collaborate to strengthen primary care-public health partnerships.
Read the article from Duke Family Medicine and Community Health in its entirety here.