Medical, Dental, and Psychiatric Placement Services

Placement Services is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians, dentists and other primary care providers to the rural and underserved areas of North Carolina. We have a strong and ongoing relationship with the 29 primary care residency programs, the UNC & ECU School of Dentistry, and nine AHEC Programs.

Physicians, Psychiatrists or Dental Providers

We are always looking for more Physicians, Psychiatrists or Dental Providers who can offer care to people in rural and underserved areas. The available opportunities are located in a variety of practice settings including Federal Community Health Centers, State-Sponsored Rural Health Centers, and County Health Departments.

Complete our Interview Form
Post an Available Position

If your community is not listed or if the information needs to be updated, use one of these resources:

City Profiles: UNC compiled list of city websites
County Profiles: UNC compiled list of county websites

About Recruitment

We maintain a thorough, professional and individualized system based on building trusting relationships with our candidates. Our staff conducts in-depth interviews at our residency program locations, or by telephone. Information relating to professional qualifications, personal and professional goals, and any specific individual need is sensitively gathered.

Our placement staff consults regularly with:

  • Rural Health Consultants
  • Community representatives
  • Business leaders
  • Hospital and health care administrators

Once we assess the local health personnel needs, we jointly develop detailed descriptive community and practice profiles for each site. These profiles are then circulated to prospective candidates.

About Practice Incentives

The shortage of primary health care providers (including mid-levels) in North Carolina is severe, particularly in the state’s rural areas. Also there is a severe shortage of psychiatrists, dentists and dental hygienists who serve Medicaid, uninsured, and low-income patients.

In response to this shortage, the state has pioneered innovative approaches for placing health professionals in underserved communities. One of these approaches has been the development of practice incentives for primary care providers.

For more information on incentives for primary care providers, please click here.

2015 -2016 Provider Incentive Guidelines:

The following general program rules apply to the State Loan Repayment (SLR) and High Needs Service Bonus (HNSB) programs.

2015 – 2016 Provider Incentive Guidelines

Recruitment Opportunity Contacts

Cindy Leighton
Phone: 919-527-6452
Email: Cindy.Leighton@dhhs.nc.gov

Camille Turner
Phone: 919-527-6491
Email: Camille.Turner@dhhs.nc.gov

Toll Free: 1-800-533-8847

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