Ghent Family Medicine uses tertiary as well as community hospitals to implement its curriculum.
Rotations through the various area hospitals are based on meeting specific educational objectives.
The principal teaching hospital for community based family medicine training is located on the EVMS campus. Sentara Norfolk General is the largest not for profit hospital in Virginia. It offers a variety of medical services including open-heart surgery, renal transplant, burn/trauma care, microvascular surgery, an in-vitro fertilization program and a center for eating disorders. There are dedicated floors for primary care specialties. Here, family medicine residents learn skills required in a hospital setting to manage acute and critically ill patients and develop an appreciation for the role of primary care physicians in inpatient care. Disease management along with psycho-social care and use of needed consultative support is emphasized here.
A 144-bed pediatric hospital offering community based primary care and a wide range of specialized pediatric care, CHKD is located on campus of EVMS Medical Center. CHKD is a pediatric referral center that also includes a large ambulatory care center. Family Medicine residents receive pediatric ambulatory, inpatient and emergency training at CHKD taught by family medicine faculty & pediatricians. A number of pediatric electives are available to family medicine residents that can be used towards a pediatric concentration.
Sentara Leigh is a community-based hospital serving Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake where Family Medicine residents gain experience in emergency medicine and other specialties.
The VAMC is a popular training site of our hands on surgical, emergency, & psychiatric rotations. Its entire medical staff is full-time faculty and provides a combination of ambulatory and inpatient training experiences.