MAHEC Biltmore Campus
The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) was established in 1974 and serves a 16-county region in Western North Carolina. MAHEC is the largest Area Health Education Center in North Carolina and evolved to address national and state concerns with the supply, retention and quality of health care professionals. MAHEC’s approach to caring for patients is based on an advanced care team model. The MAHEC Biltmore campus houses residency training programs in internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, ob-gyn, psychiatry, and dentistry as well as fellowship training in sports medicine and hospice and palliative care. The UNC-MAHEC School of Medicine, the UNC School of Pharmacy and the UNC School of Public Health are also housed on the Biltmore campus. The brand new Internal Medicine residency clinic is housed in the MAHEC Family Health Center Building and includes 42 exam rooms, laboratory and radiology facilities, large spaces for precepting and teaching, group visit space, and an office for the Internal Medicine residents. The space has been designed to support a collaborative care model which includes behavioral health and pharmacy services.
Mission Health System
Mission Hospital is a part of the Mission Health System and a regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care for 16 counties in Western North Carolina and parts of Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia. Mission is an 815-bed hospital, featuring state of the art facilities and offering specialty care in all specialties of Internal Medicine. The complex includes a brand new, 630,000 square-foot North Tower housing a 220 bed acute and critical care facility. The Emergency Department at Mission averages over 95,000 patient visits per year. The medical staff comprises approximately 650 physicians, with nearly all subspecialties available.
Business North Carolina ranked Mission Hospital the No. 1 “Best Hospital” in North Carolina for 2017 and 2018, and Mission Hospital ranked among the top 1% of “Best Hospitals” nationally in 2016 by Healthgrades. Internal Medicine residents spend over 40% of their training at Mission Hospital, rotating on general internal medicine services, neurology, cardiology, critical care units, cardiology critical care units, in the emergency department and on consultation experiences with all Internal Medicine specialties.Residents also rotate with a variety of Mission-affiliated specialty practices in Asheville.Learn more about Mission Hospital and Mission Health System - https://missionhealth.org/member-hospitals/mission/
The Charles George VA Medical Center
The Charles George VAMC is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary referral, 1C facility that provides the full spectrum of health services to Veterans residing in a 23-county area of Western North Carolina. The medical center has 119 authorized acute care beds (including a 16-bed inpatient psychiatric unit), two state-of-the-art Intensive Care Units, 120 authorized Community Living Center (CLC) beds, and 18 authorized Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds. The medical center also operates community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Franklin, Rutherford County, and Hickory, N.C.
Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital
Established in 1953, Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital located in Hendersonville, NC, only 26 miles from Asheville. The busy 222 bed hospital has received high marks in orthopedics and surgery by several national rankings. It also houses the second busiest ER in Western North Carolina, which has 34 ER rooms. Internal Medicine residents rotate with several specialties of Internal Medicine at the Pardee site.
Other training sites
Internal medicine residents rotate at a variety of rural health sites in Western North Carolina over their three years of training, including both ambulatory and inpatient experiences. In addition, electives are offered at University of North Carolina Hospitals System and at a variety of other sites in and around Asheville, NC