Cape Fear Valley Medical Center


The Emergency Medicine Residency Program strives to train future physicians to improve the quality of every life they touch. Our faculty, staff, and residents share the same values of teamwork, leadership, professionalism, integrity, diversity, and the ethical treatment of all humanity. Cape Fear is an active trauma, stroke, and heart center—enjoying top performer status in several of its disease specific certifications. With a unique patient mix that combines rural, urban, suburban, civilian, and military populations, we provide quality care to over 140,000 patients per year in our Adult and separate Pediatric Emergency Departments, making us the busiest Emergency Department in the state of NC and one of the top twenty in the nation. We serve as the primary referral center for multiple counties in southeastern North Carolina that have limited access to primary care. In this capacity, we see a patient population that exhibits the breadth and depth of disease usually encountered only at large inner-city academic institutions.


  • Program Director: Paul Kleinschmidt, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Anthony Grello, DO

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

  • Womack Army Medical Center



  • EM: 20 weeks
  • Elective: 8 weeks
  • ICU: 8 weeks
  • Peds EM: 8 weeks
  • OBGYN: 4 weeks
  • IM: 4 weeks
  • Surgery: 4 weeks


  • EM: 32 weeks
  • Peds EM: 8 weeks
  • Elective: 4 weeks
  • Ortho: 4 weeks
  • EM Clinical QI: 4 weeks


  • EM: 24 weeks
  • Trauma: 8 weeks
  • Peds Inpatient: 4 weeks
  • Peds EM: 8 weeks
  • ICU: 4 weeks
  • Elective: 4 weeks


  • EM: 24 weeks
  • Tox: 4 weeks
  • Peds EM: 12 weeks
  • EMS: 4 weeks
  • Elective: 4 weeks
  • EM Clinical QI: 4 weeks


  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology

Contact Information

  • Stacey Small, Administrative Director
    • 910-615-5095
  • T. Audra Taylor, Program Administrator
    • 910-615-4325

External Links

Cape Fear Valley Health EM Residency

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