College of Medicine
In February 2023, Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health announced a new partnership with the intent to establish the state-of-the-art Methodist University medical school that will train the next generation of health care professionals. The new medical school, to be located on the campus of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, will combine the expertise and resources of both institutions to provide students with unparalleled educational and clinical experiences.
The partnership between Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health will create opportunities for students to learn in a collaborative and innovative environment, with access to cutting-edge technology in a brand-new facility. The new medical school will provide students with the opportunity to work alongside experienced faculty and health care professionals, gaining valuable real-world experience that will prepare them for their future careers.
Since Cape Fear Valley Medical Center opened in 1956, it has grown into North Carolina’s eighth-largest health system.
Although Cape Fear Valley Health is based in Fayetteville, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and its various satellite campuses serve a seven-county region of southeastern North Carolina.
Cape Fear Valley is a private, not-for-profit health system governed by a Board of Trustees that includes all the Cumberland County commissioners, as well as physicians, registered nurses, and various members of the community.
Pictured above: Cape Fear Valley Health CEO Michael Nagowski, Cape Fear Valley Health Board Chair Alicia Marks Flowers, Methodist University Board of Trustees Chair Rakesh Gupta, and Methodist University President Stanley T. Wearden