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

Surgery Residency

Provide the highest quality of care to patients while training in general surgery in an academic and clinical environment and improving medical care through basic science and clinical research.

What sets us apart?

Well-rounded experience

Gain comprehensive training in acute care surgery, including trauma, emergency general surgery and critical care, in a variety of settings.

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.

“Our surgeons, providers, nurses and staff pledge to show compassion, to listen and to care in the most technologically advanced environment available in medicine today.”

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH
EVMS Edward J. Brickhouse Chair and Henry Ford Professor of Surgery

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.

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.

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.