Program Overview

Womack Cape Fear Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program provides residents with an environment that
promotes learning the art and science of orthopedic surgery. Our faculty are made up of members of
orthopedic surgeons that practice at Cape Fear Valley Health and Womack Army Medical Center.
Residents have exposure to all subspecialty areas of orthopedics, with subspecialty fellowship-trained
faculty members in each area. Our residents and faculty work together as a team to develop the next
generation of orthopedic surgeons and provide superior patient care.

Our curriculum is built around the core competencies. The program consists of:
● 4 orthopedic clinical years
● 1 multidisciplinary internship year
● A mentoring model of learning with board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists
● Large clinical volume

Eligibility Criteria

Submit civilian application via Nation Resident Matching Program (NRMP #2376260C0):

For Medical Students

If you are interested in doing an orthopedic month with us as a fourth-year medical student,
please contact the following:

Associate Program Director, Womack Army Medical Center:
Dr. Christopher Belyea, MD, MBA
[email protected]

Ms. Denise Bogue
[email protected]

Length of Program

Womack Cape Fear Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is 60 months in duration.

Number of Residents

The WAMC Cape Fear Residency program is approved to accept up to 4 residents each year
(2 military / 2 civilian).

Resident Transfers

The WCF program does not accept resident transfers from other programs once the academic year

Womack Cape Fear Orthopedic Surgery Resident Wellness

Every resident has access to a variety of resources to help their mental health, including access to
Womack and Cape Fear Behavioral Health services which provides different options based on the
needs of the resident. In addition, the residency leadership has an open-door policy to discuss any
concerns that may arise. The ombudsperson is an additional resource, always available to any
resident, and is a more neutral option available for extra support outside the Emergency Department.
To reach the ombudsperson contact the GME office directly.

Cape Fear Valley Graduate Medical Education hosts multiple Wellness events throughout the
academic year. Notably, there are 2 wellness afternoons each year, a 1-day retreat in October,
and Thank a Resident Day. Each wellness event includes a different array of activities available
for the Resident to join in. As a Resident, you can expect the activities to occur at an event to
range from food, arts & crafts, team building, games, and mindfulness exercises. The Special
Events Committee takes recommendations and feedback from Residents to ensure the events
are created and planned with the Resident in mind.