The Graduate Medical Education Program at Sovah Health - Danville is dedicated to training physicians to be the best possible primary care physicians. The program began at Sovah Health - Danville (previously Danville Regional Medical Center) on July 1, 2010 and is affiliated with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and the regional postgraduate training institution, the Osteopathic Medical Network of Excellence in Education (OMNEE). The goal of the Sovah Health Medical Residency Program is to provide the highest quality residency training program that will provide each primary care trainees a foundation for lifelong learning while fulfilling the AOA and the ACGME knowledge and competency requirements.

Our vision for the graduates of the Sovah Health Medical Residency Program is to:
•    Train them to deliver compassionate, high quality patient care;
•    Encourage them to achieve academic and clinical excellence;
•    Create an outstanding learning environment for young physicians;
•    Provide unmatched value to the community where they choose to practice; and,
•    Be responsible physicians who provide the best possible care to all patients while being good stewards of available healthcare resources.

Our residency faculty members are “hands-on”, experienced, clinically active, osteopathic and allopathic physicians who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for residents. The faculty strives to provide a patient-centric, evidence-based medicine educational experience. Residents are given primary patient care responsibility with faculty supervision to teach and to mentor.   

The Sovah Health Medical Residency Program is conducted in a large community health care facility and is part of the Duke/LifePoint HealthCare network. Our FM and IM residency program directors work together to ensure an excellent educational experience for all learners so that residents do not have to compete for patients, procedures or deliveries. FM residents also train at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in an affiliated robust inpatient pediatrics experience as well as an affiliated NICU/Newborn Nursery experience in the Conemaugh Health System in Pennsylvania. Residents are able to complete all rotations within the Sovah Health - Danville healthcare community.  

Residents provide comprehensive medical care for many of the underserved patients in the Danville region, exposing residents to exceptional training in ambulatory medicine as well as hospital medicine. The program provides patient-centric teaching that emphasizes practice-based learning, evidence-based medicine, and the importance of professionalism and effective interpersonal communication skills are used throughout the program whether at the Sovah Health - Danville inpatient services, Sovah Physician Practices clinics or in faculty member’s private practices. The program emphasizes procedural skills as well as extensive internal medicine, family medicine, geriatric and pediatrics training.

Additional Information

Family Medicine Residency 
Our Family Medicine Residency Program encompasses a wide-range of progressive family centered patient care experiences.

Internal Medicine Residency  
Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and principles essential to the practice of internal medicine.

Medical Students  

Sovah Health - Danville is a core site for medical students from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Virginia Campus) and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Sovah Health - Danville also welcomes audition rotators from other colleges of osteopathic medicine; please complete the audition application on the Medical Student page.  

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