Family Medicine Residency Program

Riverside Family Medicine Residency, accredited on January 23, 1971, has graduated over 500 family physicians. We are committed to producing the finest family medicine physicians in the nation.


Riverside Family Medicine Residency is one of the oldest family medicine programs in the country. With a strong emphasis on information technology, we provide the highest quality of care for patients while providing residents the greatest access to evidence-based knowledge.A high faculty-to-resident ratio allows residents independence in managing their own patients and creates a stellar teaching environment conducive to practicing direct patient care. The strong collegial atmosphere we enjoy is a unique trademark of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program and we continue to produce some of the finest family medicine physicians in the nation.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency an accredited ACGME program with Osteopathic Recognition. Riverside Family Medicine is sponsored by Riverside Regional Medical Center and is affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University and Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. We are located in Newport News, Virginia, a coastal community rich in tradition and history.

Our Mission

The mission of VCU Riverside Family Medicine is to provide quality, family-centered outpatient care with an emphasis on acute & chronic disease management, disease prevention & health maintenance, and patient education while training the best Family Physicians in the United States – not only for the present, but for the future.

Our Vision

We will be the premier Family Medicine Residency in Virginia training residents in comprehensive, holistic family medicine to meet the needs of diverse communities.

Our Values

  • Competence
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Compassion
  • Community

"Our program places a strong emphasis on individualizing resident educational activities and learning experiences, prepare residents as lifelong learners in the challenging and rewarding practice of medicine."


  • 13 family medicine residents per year
  • Integrated Osteopathic curriculum
  • 11 family medicine faculty members, with four holding CAQs in OB, sports medicine, NMM, and palliative care. One directs Medical Informatics for the Health System.
  • Full-time Pediatrician on Faculty
  • On-site Behavioral Medicine Faculty
  • Over 100 sub-specialist community faculty
  • Advanced Care Planning Clinic
  • Community Lifestyle & Weight Loss Program
  • Global opportunities
  • Patient diversity with large refugee population
  • 450+ bed primary medical center at RRMC
  • Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Sports Medicine affiliations with The College of William & Mary and Christopher Newport University

Thank you for your interest in Riverside Family Medicine Residency.

For More Information: Please visit the Riverside Family Medicine Residency website and click on "How to Apply."

Please Note: We only accept applications through ERAS.