Dr. Britt works with a group of residents at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in 2016.

Surgery Residency

Residents provide the highest quality of care to patients as they train in general surgery in an academic and clinical environment and improve medical care through basic science and clinical research.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region that EVMS serves 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.

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 EVMS. Through EVMS' 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.

At EVMS, 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.

“EVMS Surgery is a leader in providing complex surgical care, with a longstanding history of outstanding resident education. Our faculty are dedicated to training competent, confident surgeon leaders who go on to practice a wide variety of surgical specialties. We pride ourselves on prioritizing education, leadership and community-minded care among our teams.”

Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS
Professor, Surgery and Program Director, Surgery Residency

What sets us apart?

Well-rounded experience

Gain comprehensive training in diverse settings of general surgery, acute care surgery, complex surgical oncology, vascular and pediatric surgery.

Medical professionals

Enjoy one-on-one mentoring and work in multidisciplinary teams with our nationally and internationally renowned faculty.

Beaker and goggles

Engage in a one- to two-year research experience as a resident.