Our residents are involved with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), serving as advocates and both mentors and mentees.

Student National Medical Association

Matthew Nigel Hugh Ellis, MD

"Since I started medical school in 2016, I have been an active member of the Student National Medical Association, a group that focuses on improving diversity in healthcare. During medical school, I served as my chapter's vice president and treasurer at the regional level which helped me to develop lifelong leadership skills in project management, recruitment, and communication. The skills that I have gained from SNMA have led to success during residency and will continue to serve me during my chief resident year. Through networking at the Annual Medical Education Conference, I met one of our program's previous chiefs, Dr. Brian Shackleford. He provided valuable insight which led to my successful application and acceptance here for residency." – Dr. Matthew Ellis, IM Resident  

Women of Wake

Founded in 2019 by Dr. Donna Williams, the Women of Wake interest group is a source of fellowship, mentorship, and education for women residents, fellows, and faculty.  The group hosts regular events focused on education and/or career mentorship and includes a resident-driven steering community. 

Women of Wake

One key to academic success is mentorship. Hear from some of our residents who have found an outlet for mentorship and collaboration.

Advocacy Interest Group

Advocacy IM DEI

Started this year by one of our chief residents, the Advocacy Interest Group focuses on ways to involve residents in healthcare and community advocacy. 

In addition to the introduction of an advocacy elective for PGY2 and PGY3 residents, the group has volunteered to register community members to vote among other educational activities. Recently, residents also traveled to Capital Hill as part of ACP Leadership Day to discuss issues important to Internal Medicine with members of Congress and their staff.

Dr. Leila Famouri presented her findings nationally and went on to published her experience with the training. - Incoming image of publication.