MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program

Contact Information

MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program
Programs in Asheville and Hendersonville
118 Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 258-0670
www.mahec.net(www.mahec.net)
jeff.heck@mahec.net

Description of Program

In conjunction with Shoulder to Shoulder, our program supports international health through trips to Honduras. Our curriculum is designed to give residents and other practitioners specific training in international health with an emphasis on primary care, public health and community-oriented primary care.

Location(s) of program: Brigades provide care in Santa Lucia and Concepcion in Intibuca, Honduras.

Description of field experience: Two 2-week field experiences occur in October and February. Brigades provide acute and trauma care, as well as pregnancy care and deliveries, in addition to basic primary care.

Description of didactics: A two-week international health course is available for medical students and residents. It includes courses in epidemiology, cross-cultural medicine, and community-oriented primary care.

Cost to individual resident: Residents are expected to use approximately $450 of their continuing medical education funds to offset costs.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 15

Description of faculty involvement: Faculty lead brigades and provide oversight of the clinical experience, which includes acute and trauma care, as well as care of pregnancies and all other primary care of adults and children. Faculty lead rounds at the end of the day and help coordinate community-led health projects.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? Yes

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Two brigades visit for two weeks in October and February.

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Norma Beaty
norma.beaty@mahec.net
828-258-0670