Residency Program

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You have the power to shape your residency experience to reach your career goals, whether you aim to apply for a fellowship; practice as a hospitalist or work as an outpatient primary care internist.

One strength of our program lies in our excellent faculty’s individualized attention during rotations. Each of our subspecialty rotations are conducted one-on-one with the attending physician.

Core internal medicine rotations are inpatient ward-based and led by a stable, strong group of hospitalists. These rotations strongly encourage patient responsibility and independence, and help residents develop skills in handling complex and common acute and chronic medical conditions. Residents are always supervised at VVMC – even during block nights, a hospitalist is present. Residents also have ample opportunity to perform outpatient internal medicine.

Our educational program is robust, consisting of case reports, attending-led didactic lectures, monthly quizzes, MKSAP reviews, resident-led didactic lectures, Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, Journal Club, and OMM workshops.

Our Internal medicine residents have established a record of excellence.  All of our graduates have passed their Board Certification exams. Many of our residents have successfully gone on to fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology. Residents participate in the American College of Physicians meeting each year presenting case reports at the state chapter.

Each year residents participate in in-training exams to track and guide their medical knowledge training.

VVMC uses the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS, program for the National Allopathic Match.

Audition rotations are available for fourth year medical students in a ward-based internal medicine elective. An application is required for audition rotations. For more information or to request an application, please contact our Medical Education Support Specialist, Laurie Bueno at [email protected]

We look for medical students with strong and improving board scores, excellent rotation evaluations, and – most importantly – curiosity and excitement about the challenge of an internal medicine residency. Interviews are scheduled in October through January of the student’s senior year.

We believe VVMC offers a strong and unique residency experience, and we seek motivated physicians with a strong drive toward education and patient care who work well with all members of the healthcare team.

Dr. Neychelle Rocca,
MD Program Director