Riverside Family Medicine residency is a dually-accredited AOA/ACGME program with a combined internship/family medicine residency (as opposed to a separate, rotating internship and two-year family medicine residency). Dual accreditation allows the resident to become board-certified by the ABFM and the ABOFM. This provides the optimal environment for education and personal growth. Riverside FM Residents can choose from a number of 'focus' areas depending upon their interests and future practice needs. These focus areas include obstetrics, urgent care, sports medicine and hospitalist medicine to name a few.

Fourteen (14) PGY-1 positions total are available each year through the two programs:

  • # 173920 VCU/Riverside Family Medicine Residency 
  • # 173194 OMNEE/Riverside Regional Medical Ctr - Family Medicine Residency

The faculty are extremely supportive of osteopathic physicians and principles. Osteopathic medical students experience this educational collegiality, stimulating academic environment, and holistic approach to patient care. The education in osteopathic principles and practice is a high point of the osteopathic intern and resident's experience at Riverside. Formal osteopathic didactic occur as well as osteopathic precepting in the hospital and clinic. There is hands on training in manipulation, direct supervision of residents diagnosing and treating their own patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The interns and residents become quite comfortable with incorporating osteopathic principles and manipulative skills into their daily practice. The osteopathic experience is complemented by the comprehensive training in family medicine provided in the Riverside Family Medicine Residency.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program is one of the oldest family medicine programs in the country, founded in 1971, and one of five residency programs affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University.

First year rotations consist of:

  • 1 month of Introduction to Family Medicine Office (IFMO)
  • 2 months of OB (or OB-GYN for osteopaths)
  • 1 month of ICU
  • 1 month of general surgery
  • 1 month of  BFMO (Brentwood Family Medicine Office - continuity clinic)
  • 1 month of emergency room medicine
  • 2 months of pediatrics
  • 2 months of internal medicine
  • 1 month MFMO (Management of Family Medicine Office)
  • 1 month on the FTFM (Family Medicine In-Patient Service )

Each resident has one-half day per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients. First year residents have 15 days of vacation. Five hundred dollars is available to help finance educational activities during the first year. The USMLE Step III is paid for plus the initial fee for your permanent license.

Second year rotations consist of:

  • 2 months of Internal Medicine (service medicine)
  • 1 month on the FTFM Service
  • 2 months outpatient pediatrics
  • 1 month Sports Medicine (osteopaths have 2 weeks sports medicine and 2 weeks electives)
  • 1 month of night float
  • 1 month  AFMO (Advanced Family Medicine Office) 
  • 1 month of Cardiology
  • 1 month FMO (Private 
  • 1 month of GYN
  • 1 month BFMO (continuity clinic)
  • 1 month of Night Shift

The BFMO and Night Shift months are combined over a two month period and done in two week increments .

There are 15 days of vacation and 5 days of conference time allowed during the second year. 

Each resident has two-half days per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients. 

One thousand dollars is available in both your second and third year of residency, to help finance educational activities, making this a total of $2,000 during the last 2 years at Riverside.

Third year allopathic rotations consist of:

  • 1 month FTFM Service
  • 2 months of combined Community Medicine and Geriatric medicine
  • 6 weeks Surgical Sub Specialties (2 weeks each Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology)
  • 1 month BFMO (continuity clinic)
  • 1 month Orthopedics
  • 1 month Dermatology (2 weeks for osteopaths)
  • 2 weeks MFMO
Allopaths have 5 months of electives.  The remaining months are to be used for electives or to fulfill requirements for board certification.  

Each resident has one full day plus one-half day per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients. Riverside pays for your Board Certification Exam Fee.