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Northwest AHEC provides financial support to the primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry Residency) programs of WFBMC which help to fulfill the Northwest AHEC mission as demonstrated by the following data. The Northwest AHEC - supported Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s primary care and psychiatry residency programs graduated 71 physicians in 2007. Of major significance is that 46 of these new physicians (65%) have chosen to stay and practice medicine in North Carolina.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s heart and vascular team, one of only a few hospital teams in the state that participated in clinical trials six years ago to test transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), is the first team in the region to perform an emergent valve replacement that saved Jack Vynalek’s life.
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