Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency #369850

 

Mission and Vision Statement:

The mission of our Family Medicine Residency Training Program is to provide a high quality program that will provide each trainee a foundation for future medical training while fulfilling the accrediting bodies and its specialty college requirements for the selected program.

Educational Purpose:

The Family Medicine Residency Training Program is structured to provide family practice residents with a properly organized training program that provides progressive primary responsibility for patient care in a family environment through continuity of didactic and clinical experiences.  The training in the application of osteopathic principles and practice is an integral part of the program.

General Goals and Objectives:

The specialty of family medicine consists of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases with emphasis on internal organs of the body in the adolescent and adult patient. The major goal of the osteopathic family medicine program is to achieve mastery of the following core competencies:

 

  1. Osteopathic Philosophy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    1. Integrate osteopathic principles into the diagnosis and management of patient
    2. Apply osteopathic manipulative therapy to patient management
  2. Medical Knowledge
    1. Demonstrate medical knowledge of sufficient breadth and depth to practice family medicine.
    2. Apply critical thinking skills in patient care.
  3. Patient Care
    1. Care for acutely ill or injured patients in urgent and emergent situations and in all settings.
    2. Care for patients with chronic conditions.
    3. Partner with the patient, family, and community to improve health through disease prevention and health promotion.
    4. Partner with the patient to address issues of ongoing signs, symptoms, or health concerns that remain over time without clear diagnosis despite evaluation and treatment, in a patient-centered, cost-effective manner.
    5. Perform specialty-appropriate procedures to meet the health care needs of individual patients, families, and communities, and is knowledgeable about procedures performed by other specialists to guide their patients’ care.
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    1. Develop meaningful, therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
    2. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public.
    3. Develop relationships and effectively communicates with physicians, other health professionals, and health care teams.
    4. Utilize technology to optimize communication.
  5. Professionalism
    1. Complete a process of professionalization.
    2. Demonstrate professional conduct and accountability.
    3. Demonstrate humanism and cultural proficiency.
    4. Maintain emotional, physical, and mental health; and pursues continual personal and professional growth.
  6. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
    1. Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to the patients’ health problems.
    2. Demonstrate self-directed learning.
    3. Improve systems in which the physician provides care.
  7. Systems-Based Practice
    1. Provide cost-conscious medical care.
    2. Emphasize patient safety.
    3. Advocates for individual and community health.
    4. Coordinate team-based care.

 

Program Faculty

 

Paolini

Dr. Charlotte Paolini, DO
Program Director, Family Medicine
Dr. Paolini came to North Carolina from Biddeford, Maine, in September of 2012 to become the Chair of Family Medicine at CUSOM. She is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Paolini was on faculty at UNECOM for nine years before coming to CUSOM. Dr. Paolini is board certified in Family Practice and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatrics. She enjoys clinical practice focused on the care of the older, community-dwelling adult. She offers full service geriatrics care, except for the hospitalized patient, seeing patients in the office and in the nursing home. She also makes house calls when needed.

Dr. Paolini is on the Christian Medical and Dental Associations Board of Trustees and serves on the CMDA Human Trafficking Commission. She volunteers at the Campbell Community Care Clinic and serves on domestic and international medical missions annually.

She is excited to extend her teaching to family medicine residents and to create a residency that will train primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of the residents of Harnett County and all of North Carolina.

Resident Physicians

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Benefits and Salaries

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