Internal Medicine

The Harnett Health Internal Medicine Residency program provides a broad range of skills that encompasses both primary care and subspecialty medicine.  The program offers opportunities to learn in a rural and underserved environment where a community-based practice is emphasized.   The program strives to provide a continuous ambulatory experience within Dunn Medical Services, where residents function as primary care physicians to an underserved patient population.


Curriculum within the Internal Medicine residency program is driven on the goal to provide a high-quality of teaching that solidifies the foundation of medicine, in order to prepare each resident for future medical training.  Fundamental knowledge is gained throughout the three-year training program within the following rotations: inpatient internal medicine, night medicine, cardiology, critical care, nephrology, rheumatology, pulmonary, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, geriatrics, and electives.  Each week, residents take part in didactic sessions that involve morning report, noon conferences, journal club, M&M and board review.



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.

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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