The Campbell University School of Medicine and Harnett Health have welcomed a class of resident physicians, including Dr. Megan Hubbard, who grew up in Clayton.
In all, 15 resident physicians will complete their medical training at Harnett Health.
Hubbard, a resident in family medicine, was born in Jacksonville while her father, a marine, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. After growing up in Clayton, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and went to medical school at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, S.C.
Now, she is one of the inaugural family medicine residents at Harnett Health, fulfilling the mission of the Harnett Health and Campbell University partnership.
“It’s great to be back in N.C.,” Hubbard said. “God has a plan. … In my third year of medical school, when I was on my family medicine rotations, it just clicked. You get to see a little bit of everything – infant to geriatric adults, and Harnett Health already feels like family.”
A National Health Service Corps Scholar, Hubbard appreciates the need for health care in rural and underserved communities. She sees the opportunity for mind, body and spirit care in underserved areas and plans to stay in practice in Dunn after she completes her residency.
“I felt I was being called into primary care, and there is a great sense of fulfillment in practicing in rural communities because there is a need,” Hubbard said. “I enjoy the relationships we build with our patients – we really know them and can empathize with them, which enables us to better care for their emotional as well as their physical health.”