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Hospital Clinical Sites

VCOM provides clinical instruction to its third and fourth-year medical students by partnering with community-based hospitals throughout Appalachia and beyond. Through exposure to rural and medically underserved areas, students receive significant hands-on clinical training where they also gain an appreciation for the many rewards of rural medicine.

Third-year students spend six of the nine months in community-based hospitals that hold 100 to 400 beds, and three months in affiliated practices where core primary care training is available. By working under the guidance of faculty physicians at these clinical sites, students are well-prepared for the more traditional academic health center and residency structure rotations of the fourth year.

The current list of clinical sites by campus region can be found below.


Notice of Clinical Site Changes:

Hospital sites are subject to change based on the VCOM Administration, student training needs, and/or administrative changes in hospitals. While the training sites are subject to change without notice to students, those students who are in clinical rotations at the time of the change will be accommodated for the duration of the rotation when possible. Rotation site changes will be updated to the class, choosing rotations annually.

Clinical Sites by Region

Virginia Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Southwest Virginia Ballad Health - Johnston Memorial Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Abingdon, VA Heather Musick
Southwest Virginia Wythe County Community Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Wytheville, VA Meredith Summers
Southwest Virginia Ballad Health - Russell County Medical Center Rural Affiliated Lebanon, VA Heather Musick
Southwest Virginia Ballad Health - Smyth County Community Hospital Rural Affiliated Marion, VA Heather Musick
Southwest Virginia Clinch Valley Medical Center (PDF) Rural Affiliated Richlands, VA Meredith Summers
Southwest Virginia Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital Rural Affiliated Tazewell, VA Janice O'Brien
New River Valley Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Christiansburg, VA Janice O'Brien
New River Valley LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (PDF) Core Hospital Blacksburg, VA Christy Dillon
New River Valley LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Rural Affiliated Pulaski, VA Christy Dillon
New River Valley Carilion Giles Community Hospital Rural Affiliated Pearisburg, VA Janice O'Brien
Roanoke Valley LewisGale Medical Center at Salem (PDF) Core Hospital Salem, VA Chris Farabaugh
Roanoke Valley Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Roanoke, VA Chris Farabaugh
Roanoke Valley LewisGale Hospital at Alleghany (PDF) Rural Affiliated Low Moor, VA Chris Farabaugh
Roanoke Valley Salem Veterans Medical Center (PDF) Rural Affiliated Salem, VA Chris Farabaugh
Southside Virginia SOVAH Health - Danville (PDF) Core Hospital Danville, VA Conner Finney
Southside Virginia Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital South Boston, VA Kristy Yancey
Eastern Virginia Riverside Regional Medical Center (PDF)
(Fourth Year Rotation Request Form)
Core Hospital Newport News, VA Kimberly Wilson
Eastern Virginia Augusta Health (PDF) Core Hospital Fishersville, VA Michelle Mason-Pedigo
Northern Virginia Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Fredericksburg, VA Lizz Rea
North Carolina W.G Bill Hefner VA Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Salisbury, NC Debra Feezor
West Virginia Princeton Community Hospital Rural Affiliated Princeton, WV Meredith Summers
Roanoke Valley Catawba Hospital Rural Affiliated Catawba, VA Tisha Parrott
Eastern Virginia 633rd Medical Group Langley-Eustis Air Force Base Rural Affiliated Hampton, VA  
Eastern Virginia Naval Medical Center at Portsmouth Rural Affiliated Portsmouth, VA  
North Carolina Womack Army Medical Center Rural Affiliated Fayetteville, NC  


Carolinas Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Upstate South Carolina Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (PDF) Core Hospital Greenville, SC Katherine Armstrong
Upstate South Carolina Spartanburg Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Spartanburg, SC Kimberly Harris
Central South Carolina Aiken Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Aiken, SC Jacqueline Lynn
Central South Carolina Prisma Health Tuomey (PDF) Core Hospital Sumter, SC Tacey English
Central South Carolina MUSC-Orangeburg (PDF) Core Hospital Orangeburg, SC Cathy Heape
Central South Carolina Newberry County Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Newberry, SC Renee Martin
Central South Carolina William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Rural Affiliated Columbia, SC Renee Martin
Eastern South Carolina Grand Strand Regional Center (PDF) Core Hospital Myrtle Beach, SC Kathryn Kearney
Eastern South Carolina Roper St. Francis Healthcare (PDF) Core Hospital Charleston, SC Senovia Doyle 
Charlotte-area South Carolina Piedmont Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Rock Hill, SC C.C. Barr
Charlotte-area South Carolina MUSC Lancaster Medical Center (DOC) Core Hospital Lancaster, SC Casey Cato
North Carolina  Asheville Area (Charles George VA Medical Center, Hendersonville) Rural Affiliated Asheville, NC Lauren Teague
Florida Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Core Hospital Vero Beach, FL Lorraine Rhoden
North Carolina Haywood Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Clyde, NC Lauren Teague
South Carolina McLeod Regional Medical Center Rural Affiliated Florence, SC Becca Hamilton


Auburn Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Alabama Thomas Hospital Core Hospital Fairhope, AL Ana Peters
Alabama Christ Health/Cahaba Medical Core Hospital Birmingham, AL Charlotte Huff
Georgia Piedmont Columbus Regional (PDF) Core Hospital Columbus, GA Veronica Miles
Alabama Crestwood Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Huntsville, AL Melissa Daroff
Alabama East Alabama Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Opelika, AL Riley Campbell
Florida Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Fort Walton Beach, FL Vicki Tarro
Alabama Gadsden Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Gadsden, AL Dalana Abercrombie
Alabama Grandview Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Birmingham, AL Kathy Wright
Alabama Helen Keller Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Sheffield, AL Kathy Creekmore
Alabama Medical Center Enterprise Core Hospital Enterprise. AL Lisa Fenner
Alabama Russell Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Alexander City, AL Glenda Manning
Mississippi Keesler Medical Center Rural Affiliated Biloxi, MS  
Georgia Martin Army Community Hospital Rural Affiliated Fort Benning, GA  
Florida Orange Park Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Orange Park, FL Jennifer Gurganus


Louisiana Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Acadiana Region Acadian Medical Center Core Hospital Eunice, LA  
Acadiana Region Allegiance Mercy Core Hospital Ville Platte, LA  
Acadiana Region Christus Dubuis Hospital of Lake Charles Core Hospital Lake Charles, LA  
Acadiana Region Avoyelles Hospital Core Hospital Marksville, LA  
Central Louisiana Region Byrd Regional Core Hospital Leesville, LA  
Central Louisiana Region Oakdale Community Hospital Core Hospital Oakdale, LA  
Central Louisiana Region Riverland Medical Center Core Hospital Ferriday, LA  
Central Louisiana Region LaSalle General Hospital Core Hospital Jena, LA  
North Louisiana Region Allegiance Minden Core Hospital Minden, LA  
North Louisiana Region Bienville Medical Center Core Hospital Arcadia, LA  
North Louisiana Region Caldwell Memorial Hospital Core Hospital Columbia, LA  
North Louisiana Region Citizens Medical Center Core Hospital Columbia, LA  
North Louisiana Region Claibourne Memorial Medical Center Core Hospital Homer, LA  
North Louisiana Region Delhi Community Health Center Core Hospital Richlands, LA  
North Louisiana Region DeSoto Regional Health Core Hospital Mansfield, LA  
North Louisiana Region Franklin Medical Center Core Hospital Winnsboro, LA  
North Louisiana Region Hardtner Medical Center Core Hospital Olla, LA  
North Louisiana Region Morehouse General Hospital Core Hospital Bastrop, LA  
North Louisiana Region Northern Louisiana Medical Center Core Hospital Ruston, LA  
North Louisiana Region Reeves Memorial Medical Center Core Hospital Bernice, LA  
North Louisiana Region Richardson Medical Center Core Hospital Rayville, LA  
North Louisiana Region Springhill Medical Services Core Hospital Springhill, LA  
North Louisiana Region St. Francis Medical Center Core Hospital Monroe, LA  
North Louisiana Region Union General Hospital Core Hospital Farmerville, LA  
North Louisiana Region West Carroll Health System Core Hospital Oak Grove, LA  
North Louisiana Region Willis Knighton Health System Core Hospital Shreveport, LA  
North Louisiana Region Winn Parish Core Hospital Winnfield, LA  
Florida Parishes Louisiana Region St. Helena Parish Hospital Core Hospital Greensburg, LA