Rotations are conducted at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital unless otherwise indicated.

General Medicine Wards

The Inpatient Wards team consists of one upper-level resident, two interns and third- and fourth-year medical students. The team takes call every fourth night. However, one unique aspect of call at EVMS is the short-call system. The short call intern takes admissions from noon until 8 p.m. The long-call intern then begins admissions after 8 p.m. The two interns on the team alternate between long-call and short-call. Ultimately, each intern only takes overnight call every 8 nights. The senior resident arrives at noon each call day. The hours of 8 a.m. until noon are protected from admissions in order to focus on teaching rounds with the attending.

Intensive Care Unit

The ICU team is a busy service, responsible for the care of patients in the Cardiac ICU, General ICU, Vascular ICU and Neuro ICU. As a Level I tertiary care center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital provides a wide range of pathophysiology and experiences. Procedural experience is another important aspect of the ICU rotation. You will gain the experience needed to perform procedures such as LPs, paracentesis, thoracentesis, central lines and arterial lines.

Ambulatory Medicine

This clinic rotation is based in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Morning clinics consist of a wide variety of subspecialties including Rheumatology, Cardiology, Women's Health, Pulmonary, Podiatry, Dermatology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology and HIV/Infectious Disease. Afternoons are spent in the resident's assigned continuity clinic.

Advanced Ambulatory (for senior residents)

During this clinic rotation, the resident works one-on-one with an attending developing a management plan for patients following hospital discharge. One of the rewarding aspects of this rotation is witnessing the dramatic clinical improvement as patients transition from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting. This rotation also features Hypertension, Diabetes and Asthma clinics to further enhance your management skills in these common problems.

Night Float/Consults - Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Two weeks are spent as night float, admitting patients at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. every other day. The next two weeks are spent on the consult service 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology Outpatient
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary/ Critical Care
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Ultrasound

One "away elective" may also be arranged during residency.