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Carilion Clinic is a great place to train, and Roanoke is a great place to live. We hope that you will get a glimpse of the educational opportunities that await you at the Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine GME programs and what it is like to live and work in Roanoke, the Star City of the South.

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Advocating for Residents at Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion

The Carilion Clinic House Staff Association (HSA) represents the interests and concerns of residents and fellows at Carilion Clinic. The HSA advocates for house staff, supports continued education and promotes and maintains high medical and ethical standards.


The mission of the HSA is to:

  1. Represent the interests and concerns of the residents and fellows holding active appointment at Carilion Clinic
  2. Advocate for the house staff employed by the Carilion Clinic and address specific concerns that shall be presented by each divisional representative
  3. Support continued education
  4. Promote and maintain high medical and ethical standards in the practice of medicine, scientific research and allied professional fields

Representation and advocacy is accomplished through regular meetings of the HSA, regular and open communication with resident leaders in all clinical departments, and interactions with clinical faculty and hospital administration.

  • HSA Constitution and Bylaws (pdf)
  • Anonymously report a duty-hour violation (Carilion intranet)

Executive Council

  • Katie Howe, M.D., President, General Surgery Residency
  • Caroline Tippett, D.P.M., Vice President, Podiatry Residency
  • Kurtsy Oswald, D.O., Treasurer, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Kiley Fagan, M.D., Secretary, Dermatology Residency
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  • Carilion Clinic medical plan subsidized by program: employee only, employee + 1 child, employee + spouse, and family coverage available with partial premium paid by resident
  • Basic dental coverage provided for resident and family (comprehensive plan available at additional low cost)
  • Disability, life and malpractice insurance provided
  • We offer coverage under our medical, dental, vision, supplemental spouse life insurance and dependent child life insurance plans to domestic partners of our full-time and regular part-time employees, as well as their eligible children
PGY 1 $56,387 PGY 3 $60,491 PGY 5 $66,343 PGY 7 $71,403
PGY 2 $58,359 PGY 4 $63,067 PGY 6 $69,085    


  • A minimum of two calendar weeks of vacation and seven additional days off for a total of 21 days to be utilized in accordance with the department-specific vacation policy

Educational Meetings

  • Reimbursement for approved educational conferences for senior residents
  • Reimbursement for approved presentations at meetings

Meal Allowance

  • Allocated to residency programs based on in-house work hours


  • Free


  • Paid membership at Carilion Wellness
  • Tickets to Virginia Tech football and basketball games via lottery system

Library Services

  • 24/7 access to both electronic and print books and journals
  • Online resources include AccessMedicine, AccessEmergency Medicine, CINAHL, Medline/PubMed, Cochrane, ClinicalKey, DynaMed Plus, UpToDate, PsychiatryOnline, Pediatric Care Online and many others
  • Staff assistance with online resource instruction, literature searches, journal articles and other services

Cell Phone

  • Provided for clinical use; optional $15 charge per pay period for personal use


  • Security/escort service
  • Counseling and support services
  • Lab coats provided
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For Residents and Fellows
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
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Arthur Ollendorff, M.D.

Designated Institutional Official 540-581-0322

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Rhonda Miller, M.B.A. Senior Director 540-581-0319

Nikki Zimmerman, C.-T.A.G.M.E. Manager 540-581-0320

Emily Wilhelm, M.S.Ed., P.M.P. Consultant 540-581-0321

Alaina Lawrence, C.-T.A.G.M.E. Consultant 540-581-0310

Tammy Ling Assistant 540-581-0322

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The Graduate Medical Education (GME) office is involved in all aspects of a resident’s role here at Carilion Clinic, from orientation through graduation from our programs. We participate in the following activities:

  • Oversight of residency and fellowship programs
  • Oversight of resident recruitment
  • Management of residents' contracts
  • Development of GME policies
  • Oversight of the hiring process
  • Approval of salary and benefits
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