Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency at Lewis-Gale Medical Center. Our dedicated and committed faculty offers a unique opportunity to learn from experienced professionals with an existing panel of patients, enabling residents to be an integral part of a quality medical education experience.
The program attracts a diverse group of faculty from all over the country. It mirrors the local population, which is a mix of lifelong residents and people spanning the globe that have chosen to make southwest Virginia their home.
What sets this program apart is the collegiality, approachability and work ethic. Our physicians are warm, respectful, caring, and skillful with a focused interest in teaching. The goal is to provide the necessary resources and the educational experiences to produce doctors who are competent and comfortable practicing medicine in their chosen field whether as a subspecialty physician, a hospitalist or ambulatory primary care physician upon graduation. We place an emphasis on providing e exemplary opportunities that will translate to achieving superb board scores and high-level placement in fellowships and to ultimately become a well-balanced, effective and fulfilled physician.
The rotations have been carefully designed using the 4+1 rotation schedule that enables residents to focus complete attention to assigned inpatient, subspecialty or clinic responsibilities. This maximizes time for patient care and learning.
The Education Center, a building connected to the main hospital, is the central hub for the Internal Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Many areas within the Education Center including the work-study library, the conference room and its contemporary office space has been renovated, while other vital sections of the building that include the resident lounge and its spacious sleep rooms are new. A resident continuity clinic is dedicated to GME and offers residents the opportunity to provide care in a community setting. The nearby Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center is an integral part of the program and provides support in a number of ways to help fulfill the goal of producing exceptional internists. One specific highlight that the residents enjoy is the opportunity to train at the VA’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center.
For those seeking a personalized educational experience and a program that is adaptive to specific needs, the GME program provides the necessary guidance by offering one-on-one mentoring, flexible elective schedules and ambulatory care. Take time to explore the competitive salaries, benefits and additional exclusive opportunities offered through this highly regarded program.
A rich community-based program supported by a dedicated faculty and affiliations with significant area schools is the formula for success. LewisGale residents quickly discover that opportunities for growth are abundant.
The beautiful region with its vibrant local culture, along with the exceptional people, the reputable residency programs, and the many advantages of living in Virginia’s Blue Ridge are just a few of the reasons why Lewis-Gale Medical Center provides the perfect foundation to launch a prosperous career following the completion of the comprehensive GME programs.