Jessica Jeffrey, DO PGY-3
"I feel fortunate to be part of a university-affiliated program with accessible faculty who love to teach and know their residents. I remember being very impressed during my program interview that not a single interviewer opened my file during the discussion; everyone had made the effort to get to learn about me before I arrived.
"This program has a good variety of clinical settings, interesting pathology, several fellowships, and is part of a growing clinic system. But I am also able to live in a very small rural town, spend plenty of time outdoors and pursue my own interests outside of medicine. It's a good fit."
Sheri Elaine, M.D. PGY-1
"The psychiatry residency program at Carilion Clinic is overall an amazing program. They will be surrounded by people who genuinely care about not just your learning but you as a person. Weekly didactics are presented by both faculty and residents so for me learning is enforced by both listening to my seniors present and having the faculty there as backup. Also, first year of residency can be intimidating for many. However, I like the fact that our mentors really make an effort to be there for you and assist you in any way they can. Our program director is always checking in on us to make sure that everything is going well and she actually listens and adjusts accordingly. "
"I’m from New York, so coming to Roanoke was a wonderful change for me. Commuting to work is fast and easy, people actually say “good morning” and smile. Not to mention lots of green and outdoor activities. I’m very pleased that I chose to do my residency here and I believe that once you come to Roanoke you will absolutely fall in love with the program and people here."