Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency #371029


Mission and Vision Statement:

The goal of our Internal 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 Internal Medicine Training Program is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and essential principles requisite to the practice of internal medicine. The basic techniques of physical examination, the necessary skills for performing clinical procedures, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team are stressed in this residency.

General Goals and Objectives:

The specialty of internal 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 internal medicine residency program is to achieve mastery in the following core competencies:

Osteopathic Philosophy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Integrate osteopathic principles into the diagnosis and management of patients.
  • Apply osteopathic manipulative therapy to patient management where applicable.
Medical Knowledge
  • Demonstrate and apply clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic testing and procedures.
Patient Care
  • Gather and synthesize essential and accurate information to define each patient’s clinical problem(s).
  • Develop and achieves comprehensive management plan for each patient.
  • Manage patients with progressive responsibility and independence.
  • Skill in performing procedures.
  • Request and provide consultative care.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Communicate effectively with patients and caregivers.
  • Communicate effectively in interprofessional teams (e.g. peers, consultants, nursing, ancillary professionals and other support personnel).
  • Appropriate utilization and completion of health records.
  • Has professional and respectful interactions with patients, caregivers, and members of the inter-professional team (e.g. peers, consultants, nursing, ancillary professionals, and support personnel).
  • Accept responsibility and follows through on tasks.
  • Respond to each patient’s unique characteristics and needs.
  • Exhibit integrity and ethical behavior in professional conduct.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Monitor practice with a goal for improvement.
  • Learn and improve via performance audit.
  • Learn and improve via feedback.
  • Learn and improve at the point-of-care.
Systems-Based Practice
  • Work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team (e.g. peers, consultants, nursing, ancillary professionals, and other support personnel).
  • Recognize error and advocates for improvement.
  • Identify forces that impact the cost of health care, while advocating for, and practicing, cost-effective care.
  • Transition patients effectively within and across health delivery systems.


Program Faculty

Dr. Christopher W. Stewart, MD, Program Director
Dr. Christopher Stewart is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is also the Hospitalist Director at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, North Carolina, in addition to being a faculty member of the medical school and physician assistant program at Campbell.  He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Stewart has enjoyed over 13 years in private practice, internal medicine, and hospital medicine in his hometown community.

Dr. Monica Stanton, MD, Associate Program Director

Dr. Monica Stanton practices internal medicine with Harnett Health and is the Assistant Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She received her M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her residency, focusing on primary care, at Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center. Upon conclusion of her residency training, she was awarded the Frank L. Coulson Jr Award for Clinical Excellence. She also received her M.S. in Forensic Science from George Washington University and earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Stanton’s primary academic and professional interests include medical education and care transitions. Outside of medicine, Dr. Stanton enjoys long-distance running, hiking, and spending time with her family.


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