Ghent Family Medicine Residency Program

‌Welcome to the Ghent Family Medicine Residency Program at EVMS

Our program was established in 1975, and has been continuously accredited since that time. It is located in historic Ghent village on the campus of EVMS in Norfolk, Virginia.  The program accepts six residents in each year of training.  Our graduates go on to succeed in various styles of practice, from rural all the way to academic tertiary care centers.

The Ghent Family Medicine Residency Program is a family, headed by strong educators who are experienced in bedside and classroom teaching. We are dedicated to providing an optimal learning environment for you to reach your highest potential as a family physician. We take pride in continuity of care that follows the patient from home to clinic to hospital and back to home. Our Psychology and Pharmacology faculty actively contribute to care of patients and resident learning.  We have a strong research support team that is experienced and has access to all the resources EVMS provides.

Ghent Family Medicine Residency combines the best features of community-based and university programs. Our family medicine center is located on the main Eastern Virginia Medical School campus,  in close proximity to multiple training sites: our 'flagship' hospital Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where the Ghent in-patient service is conducted, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, and community-based sites including the Norfolk and Portsmouth Health Departments, and Maryview Medical Center.  The program is wholly connected to the community, with multiple community service learning opportunities, and also benefits from nationally known faculty associated with EVMS both in Family Medicine and in other departments.  We have warm, supportive faculty who are dedicated to giving our residents the best family medicine education possible.  Our staff are seasoned navigators of our FMC "harbour" and clinical/educational resources.  And our residents are among the most capable, enjoyable, talented group you could hope for. 

We seek and accept high quality physician candidates for the training program who share our mission. We strive to grow the strengths that each physician brings and to strengthen weaknesses so as to transform them into a family physician who can lead the specialty into the future.

-Dr. Sunil Menawat, Ghent Family Medicine Residency Program Director