Internal Medicine



Our program is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and we interview qualified students from LCME (MD)and  COCA (D0) accredited Medical Schools.

The Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion Internal Medicine program trains residents to become caring, knowledgeable, and engaged physicians able to lead the patient care team. Our residents develop outstanding professionalism and clinical skills, equipping them to succeed in primary care, hospitalist medicine, or further sub-specialty training.  The categorical track provides core inpatient and critical care rotations, along with ample opportunities for elective and ambulatory rotations.  This allows the resident to tailor the curriculum to meet his or her career objectives. All residents are assigned to a faculty advisor who works closely with him or her throughout residency. Residents may also identify a “self-chosen” mentor during the residency to further specific professional development goals.

Our ambulatory rotations provide an excellent experience in office-based orthopedics and sports medicine, otolaryngology, podiatry, pain medicine, dermatology, adolescent health, allergy, and office gynecology.  We reach out to our community with care for the underserved at the Bradley Free Clinic. For residents interested in rural internal medicine, the program offers a funded elective rotation in rural southwest Virginia in a private practice setting.  Overall, there are many opportunities to develop a high level of competency in the performance in all core internal medicine inpatient and ambulatory procedures.


This one-year track provides the training required before entrance to an advanced residency program such as anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or radiology.

The curriculum is the same as the categorical track with the exception that the resident will not have a continuity clinic. However, our Preliminary residents obtain ambulatory general internal medicine experience through ambulatory elective rotations. All preliminary medicine residents are assigned a faculty advisor for guidance during his or her preliminary year.