Wellmont Health System offers a family practice residency sponsored by the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. The program is based in community hospitals and medical centers in Southwest Virginia. Wellmont's community hospitals work in conjunction with award-winning tertiary care centers to provide a well-rounded approach to medicine.
Residents enrolled in the program will be trained by expert physicians who are skilled in traditional and hospitalist services. Upon completion of the program, residents will have the confidence and expertise to deliver care to a variety of patients.
The osteopathic family residency program at Wellmont Health System boasts a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Family medicine residents also receive time to participate in educational conferences, vacation days and educational allowances based on program year.
The osteopathic family medicine program is 36 months in duration and meets all residency requirements, including a first-year internship. Residents train under the guidance of dedicated faculty members who are leaders in their fields of study. Residents also have access to tertiary care hospitals for rotations in specialized fields, including critical care, cardiology, neurology and neonatology.
As a resident, you will have the opportunity to work in a rural setting for primary care training, while also gaining invaluable experience from larger hospitals with a Level I trauma center, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the da Vinci Surgical System, the Trilogy linear accelerator, one of the top heart hospitals in the nation and the region's only CyberKnife Radiosurgery System.
All residency applications must be submitted through ERAS. Applicants must request and receive a token from their Designated Dean's Office for the current season to create a MyERAS account.
Download and complete a
visiting resident application or a
visiting student application.*
We offer low-cost housing options on a limited basis. If interested,
download and complete the housing policy and application form.
*Visiting students should review the application for additional requirements.
"This program allows for a variety of experiences from small community hospitals to tertiary trauma centers to local family practices that allow you to be prepared for anything you choose to do when you graduate."
Dr. Sherry Clinerecent osteopathic resident
"I believe we stand apart from other programs because of our dedicated attendings and supporting staff who genuinely care about our wellbeing."
Dr. Johan Kooformer chief resident
The Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia offers a quality lifestyle in a remarkable setting.
Please contact us, or call (276) 679-7457 to request more information about the osteopathic family medicine residency program available at Wellmont Health System.
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