Our Mission is to graduate lifelong learners who are comfortable in pursuit of the full scope of family medicine. Our residents train in a Family Medicine Center that carries the Patient Centered Medical Home designation and serves a diverse population. The resident learns from the care of patients that range from well insured to the under and even uninsured. Residents are taught and evaluated on a patient focused approach to patient care and treatment plans. A high faculty to resident ratio allows for constant feedback. The center uses a state of the art EMR and information systems to ensure highest quality patient centered care. The residents are empowered to explore their practice style using individual and group data to ensure quality improvement. Many residents have turned these into research projects for the benefit of their fellow residents and beyond.
We recognize that most family physicians have areas of higher interest and we encourage these with electives, especially in the third year. Our residents regularly choose to participate with our faculty in medical missions to Africa and South America. If they choose, residents can also obtain credits toward a future MPH with additional training in Public Health through EVMS and Old Dominion University.