• Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program

    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.

  • What are the benefits and salary?

    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.

    What is the curriculum?

    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.

    Where will I receive my training?

    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.

  • How do I apply for the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program at Wellmont?

    Complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service and select "Family Medicine Residency #189057."*

    Download and complete a visiting resident application or a visiting student application.**

    Residents or students interested in housing should also download and complete the housing policy and application form.

    *Residents must request and receive a token from their Designated Dean's Office for the current season to create a MyERAS account.
    **Visiting students should review the application for additional requirements.

  • Hear from our residents


  • Boschee, Tracy

    "From the rural setting to the specialized care at the tertiary facilities, I receive hands-on training daily and am fully prepared for whatever may come my way after graduation."

    Dr. Tracy Boschee
    osteopathic resident

  • Hunley, Lawson

    "This program offers outstanding attending physicians whose goals are to make us the best physicians possible – both in treating disease and running a practice."

    Dr. Lawson Hunley
    chief resident

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  • Why choose Wellmont?Learn more

    The Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia offers a quality lifestyle in a remarkable setting.


  • Would you like more information about our program?

    Please contact us, or call (276) 679-7457 to request more information about the osteopathic family medicine residency program available at Wellmont Health System.