Ghent Family Medicine residents hone their ultrasound skills in the lab.

Family Medicine Residency

Treat a wide variety of conditions in a diverse patient population and make an impact on community health in our Family Medicine Residency.

What sets us apart?


Compassionate care

Develop lasting relationships with patients, their families and the community as a whole while you train to become a skilled primary care physician.

Medical professionals

Award-winning practice

Train at award-winning Family Medicine practices recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

A History of Excellence

Our residency program, initially established in 1974, has been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since that time. We have successfully graduated more than 400 physicians during since our inception, and have enjoyed a 100% board pass rate for over five years.

For additional information on our program and content from our residents, please visit our    @EVMS_familymed 

Learn more about our GME programs

Our community-based Graduate Medical Education is one of the nation's few training programs in which all residencies are integrated among a number of hospitals and community clinic settings, instead of one fixed setting such as a university hospital. Our residents work at 14 teaching affiliate hospitals, staffing hospitals 24 hours a day, implementing new treatment methods and conducting research. They see patients from diverse backgrounds and work with community faculty.

Explore our shared campus

One of the benefits of attending our medical school is the close proximity to CHKD and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The shared campus gives students access to educational opportunities as well as high-level subspecialty care.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

We know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your residency, and we are committed to supporting our residents throughout their time at our medical school. Through Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.