Dr. Barry Knapp, far-right, works with a group of five students huddled around a laptop in a lap setting.

Emergency Medicine Residency

Become a leader in clinical and academic emergency medicine, learn to use an evidence-based approach to patient care and acquire a habit of lifelong learning in our residency program.

What sets us apart?

It’s the wide-spectrum of clinical training that sets our EVMS EM residents apart! Our residents have longitudinal training in clinical environments that include a Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center (primary teaching site), a busy community hospital that is also a Level III Trauma Center, a rural community emergency department, and a pediatric hospital that houses one of only two Level 1 Pediatric trauma centers in Virginia.

Add an award-winning faculty, and it’s no wonder with standout clinical and academic skills, our residents can practice in any clinical environment!

An Emergency Medicine resident consults with a patient at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
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.

Wellness in Emergency Medicine

Our commitment to wellness doesn't stop with EVMS' Wellness Works and GME's Resident Wellness programs for all residents and fellows. Emergency Medicine provides added support for trainees through our departmental Wellness and Resilience Committee.

Faculty members mentor one trainee at each level. Residents and fellows get to know their mentors and each other across all levels of training, attending activities such as baseball games, group dinners, ice cream socials and more.

Emergency Medicine residents pose together for a group picture.

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.

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.