Physician Residencies

Riverside Residency Programs

Riverside has a long history and demonstrated focus on physician education and offers on-site residencies and a state-of-the-art Simulation Training Lab. 

Our Residency Program 

The Residency Program at Riverside Health System is in Newport News, Virginia close to the beach, mountains, and larger cities like Washington, DC, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer on-site residencies in various subspecialties and for students who have not yet entered a residential specialty or need a year before starting their categorical program, a "Transitional Year” residency is offered. All residency programs include significant opportunity for hands-on training in a practice and acute care setting.


Programs We We Offer

Emergency Medicine Residency
Centrally located at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia, this program is firmly established within a health system devoted to physician development and education.

Family Medicine Residency
This is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country. We place a strong emphasis on individualized programs tailored to meet the needs of each student.

Internal Medicine Residency
Internal Medicine touches every aspect of the hospital, including the subspecialties which are all in house. Our residents will have the opportunity to gain extensive experience throughout the healthcare system with exposure to diverse pathologies.


OB/GYN Residency
Supported by local private practice and hospital-based OB/GYN physicians, our OB/GYN Residency program offers a wide range of hands-on clinical instruction in a private practice and acute care setting.

Pharmacy Residency
This one-year post-graduate pharmacy residency training program offers a well-rounded clinical experience in multiple areas of pharmacy practice, as well as a focus in developing competency in pharmacy operations.

Transitional Residency
This program provides a multi-disciplinary experience across many areas of medicine. Graduates enter specialties such as Dermatology, PM & R, Radiology and Radiation Oncology, and Anesthesia.


Trauma Simulation

Riverside Simulation Training Lab

The Simulation Lab encompasses 4 dedicated clinical areas including a Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Ward, Labor & Delivery Room, Emergency Medicine/Trauma Bay, and a Procedural Skills Suite. The Lab utilizes various simulation modalities and an integrated Audio-Visual learning management system with debriefing capabilities to provide a robust and relevant educational experience.

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Living 757

Fall in love with the 757

The area offers a variety of local attractions, including Virginia’s Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown), the Virginia Beach oceanfront and the Shenandoah Valley, all within driving distance. You can experience all four seasons, the mountains and the ocean during your time with us. Local public schools are some of the best in Virginia, and the area is family-friendly, with attractions like Busch Gardens and Water Country USA close by.

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Step into the Shoes of a Residency Student: A Glimpse into a Typical Day

Curious about what life is like for a resident in our program? Join us on a behind the scenes look into the lives of our dedicated residents through a typical day.

From early morning rounds to hands-on patient care, educational seminars, and collaborative teamwork, you'll get to see the opportunities they have to engage, learn, and grow in our program.

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Apply to our Residency Program

Apply to our Residency Program

All applications to our residency program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We utilize the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) to rank all applicants. We cannot accept applications via email or fax and are unable to respond to any applications outside of ERAS.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

Our team is here to help you through all aspects of the process. Contact our team to learn more about our residency programs and have your questions answered.