Internal Medicine

Residency Information

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D. Ph.D, Director of Internal Medicine Residency program

The mission of the Virginia Tech Carilion Residency in Internal Medicine is to promote excellence in medical education and patient care. Our vision is that every resident in our training program will become a quality, caring and compassionate clinician, well-prepared for the practice of general internal medicine or sub-specialty training, hospital medicine, or academic medicine. Additionally, we embrace Carilion's mission, values and guiding principles.

Carilion Clinic provides primary care to a local population of over 250,000 people while serving as the region's only tertiary care, level I trauma center for over one million residents of western Virginia, and eastern West Virginia.

Currently, Carilion Clinic is in the midst of an exciting and bold transformation into a patient-centered, physician-lead, university medical school related multidisciplinary clinic. This transformation has and will continue to allow Carilion Clinic to adapt readily to the ever-changing health care environment of the 21st century. As part of this process, Carilion Clinic has partnered with Virginia Tech to form the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The school stresses inter-professionalism among its students and has a research focus at the core of its academic mission. Not only will this endeavor enhance Carilion Clinic's transformation to a clinic model, it will also provide the Internal Medicine Residency with exciting growth opportunities in the area of scholarly work and also allow for an increase in the breadth of professional and personal perspective among its residents.

About the Program

The Internal Medicine Residency program is based at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art 860 bed facility that is the second-largest hospital in Virginia with 1,187 licensed beds (does not include 60 Neonatal ICU beds available). Our outstanding faculty have dedicated their careers to internal medicine education and have appointments at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Many also have secondary appointments at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) own fully integrated Osteopathic track is the Osteopathic Medical Network of Excellence in Education (OMNEE).

We recognize that (OPTI) Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute sponsor for our training and social and personal growth is fundamental to the success of molding a resident into tomorrow's competent and compassionate physician. Our program is nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Roanoke blends a smaller cities charm with many big city amenities. Recreational, cultural, historical, and social opportunities abound. Neighborhoods are safe and friendly, schools are excellent, and the cost of living is moderate. We believe that Roanoke is an exceptional place to train in the health care arena and to work, live, and grow.

Obtaining fellowships, academic positions, or desirable private or hospitalist positions are the norm for our graduates. We are quietly confident of our ability to meet your educational and personal life goals, and we anticipate the opportunity to mentor, encourage and work with you in your endeavor. Please contact us should you like more information.

Claudia A. Kroker-Bode, M.D. Ph.D.
Director, Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion
Residency in Internal Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine