Our Program

What benefits are offered by your program?

Please note these are subject to annual adjustment or change at any time.

Annual Stipend

1st year — $52,284

2nd year — $54,062

3rd year — $55,838

Fees Covered

All license, certification, exam, and membership fees are covered. This includes:

  • Resident Training License
  • North Carolina Medical License
  • DEA and DEA-X Licenses
  • ABFM In-Training Exam
  • Part III National Board Exam
  • ABFM Board Exam
  • AAFP and WCMS memberships
  • Trainings/Certifications (ACLS, BLS, ALSO, PALS, STABLE, NRP, Nexplanon, Suboxone)

Vacation and Paid Time Off

  Vacation Days Holidays Sick Days
PGY1   10   10   9
PGY2   10   10   9
PGY3   15   10   9


Other "perks" Include

  • CME allowance
  • All cafeteria meals at Watauga Medical Center
  • 1 monogrammed lab coat 
  • 1 monogrammed fleece jacket
  • Free parking
  • Discounts at community businesses
  • Small group didactics each morning at the outpatient clinic
  • International rotations available during PGY2 and PGY3 years
  • Opportunity to participate in Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum
  • On-site specialists for library resources, behavioral health, pharmacy, geriatrics and care management
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Term life insurance for self (supplemental/dependent life insurance is available at additional cost)
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAN)

Click here to view our Resident Manual.

How do I get to your campus?

Click here for directions.