residents with Dr. Abuhamad presenting a document

In honor of Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week, EVMS is proud to celebrate the residents and fellows who help deliver quality patient care at more than a dozen clinical training sites across Hampton Roads.

"Residents and fellows at EVMS are among the nation’s best and brightest," says Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Interim President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine. "They are an integral part of the healthcare system, serving as providers for patients and resources for medical students. They represent the future of medical education and care and come to the job with resilience, resourcefulness and — increasingly — a vision for how to improve care for everyone in a given community."

Over the past two years, in addition to long time challenges of exhausting hours and high-stress work environments, residents and fellows across the country have faced the difficult task of training during a global pandemic. Despite these difficulties, they have persevered.

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of all residents and fellows and especially those serving at EVMS, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander issued a proclamation declaring Friday, February 25 as “Thank a Resident Day.”

In the proclamation, he encouraged all citizens, community agencies, and businesses to recognize the medical residents and fellow physicians within the community and thank them for their diligent work in safeguarding the health of Hampton Roads. 

"Please join me in thanking these dedicated medical professionals," Dr. Abuhamad says. "We appreciate all they do to protect and serve our community."