Outpatient Training at UNC Health Blue Ridge

Outpatient Internal Medicine comprises a large portion of Internal Medicine training. It is an important part of IM even if you are planning on being a hospitalist or subspecialist. We believe that solid training in outpatient medicine is essential to creating a well-rounded internist. All continuity clinics are done at Mountain Valley Health Clinic, which is located on the UNC Health Blue Ridge campus. The clinic has a phlebotomy lab, anticoagulation clinic and a pharmacist present at the clinic for part of the week. Additionally, we have a full time patient navigator to help with anything from transportation to paperwork. Given our diverse patient population, we use digital interpreter technology that allows us to have a live interpreter at all times.

FAQs About Continuity Clinic

  • Faculty to Resident ratio is 1:4 leaving ample time for bedside teaching
  • Nurse to Resident ratio is 1:2
  • Fully integrated EMR is used in clinic and the hospital
  • Attending physicians see all intern patients for the 1st 6 months
  • Patient population is diverse with 45% Medicare patients and 20% privately insured patients
  • The clinic also sees a large number of charity patients 
  • Patient numbers are: PGY1s 4-5, PGY2s 5-7, PGY3s 7-9 per half day
  • Ambulatory Training: 1.5 hour per week didactic held at continuity clinic

Ancillary Offerings in the clinic

  • Diabetes Education
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Spirometry, POC testing, EKGs, IV fluids


Please visit the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) website to begin the residency application process.

Recruitment Book

View our Graduate Medical Education Recruitment Booklet [PDF]