hospitals, rural residencies, Southwest Virginia

Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs

Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Norton Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, 129-bed acute care facility that has served rural Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949. The hospital offers a unique internal medicine residency experience that blends training at a rural acute care center, Norton Community Hospital, and urban tertiary care centers like Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Norton Community Hospital takes great pride in training young physicians for our rural, medically underserved area. This dedication has resulted in an increase in quality primary care for Southwest Virginia, surrounding areas, and the growth of our institution.

Wellmont Health Systems-Lonesome Pine Hospital Family Medicine Residency

The Lonesome Pine Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is located in Big Stone Gap – a rural community in Beautiful Southwest Virginia, within a very short distance of Tennessee. This area is part of what is known here as The Tri-Cities, a region comprising the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol and the surrounding smaller towns and communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

As a resident, you will work in a rural setting for primary care training, while also gaining invaluable experience from larger hospitals. Our residents have opportunities to do rotations a short distance away at Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center. Both centers provide high quality medical care and both have continued to be recognized among the nations’ best hospitals. 

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