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VCOM Students

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 Myra Breeding
Southwest Virginia Mountain States Health Alliance - Russell County Medical Center Affiliated Lebanon, VA Heather Musick
Southwest Virginia Mountain States Health Alliance - Smyth County Community Hospital Affiliated Marion, VA Heather Musick
Southwest Virginia Clinch Valley Medical Center (PDF) Affiliated Richlands, VA Myra Breeding
Southwest Virginia Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital 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 Pulaski Affiliated Pulaski, VA Christy Dillon
New River Valley Carilion Giles Community Hospital Affiliated Pearisburg, VA  
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 Glenda Keller
Roanoke Valley LewisGale Hospital at Alleghany (PDF) Affiliated Low Moor, VA Chris Farabaugh
Roanoke Valley Salem Veteran's Medical Center (PDF) Affiliated Salem, VA Chris Farabaugh
Southside Virginia Danville Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Danville, VA Conner Richardson
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 Susan Coleman
North Carolina W.G Bill Hefner VA Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Salisbury, NC Debra Feezor
North Carolina Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SR-AHEC) (PDF) Core Hospital Fayetteville, NC Adam Santana


Carolinas Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Upstate South Carolina Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (PDF) Core Hospital Greenville, SC Noreen Bachman
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 Greg Black
Central South Carolina Prisma Health Tuomey (PDF) Core Hospital Sumter, SC Shannon Mewborn
Central South Carolina Regional Center of Orangeburg (PDF) Core Hospital Orangeburg, SC Cathy Heape
Central South Carolina Newberry County Hospital (PDF) Affiliated Newberry, SC Renee Martin
Central South Carolina William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Affiliated Columbia, SC Renee Martin
Eastern South Carolina Grand Strand Regional Center (PDF) Core Hospital Myrtle Beach, SC Kam Richardson
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 (PDF) Core Hospital Lancaster, SC Julie Ghent
North Carolina  Asheville Area (Charles George VA Medical Center, Hendersonville, Brevard) (PDF) Core Hospital Asheville, NC Amanda Lacy
Florida Orange Park Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Orange Park, FL Jennifer Gurganus


Auburn Campus Region

Area Name Type Location Site Coordinator
Alabama Piedmont Columbus Regional (PDF) Core Hospital Columbus, GA Trina Singleton
Alabama Crestwood Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Huntsville, AL Rebecca Tucker
Alabama East Alabama Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Opelika, AL Pam Prince
Alabama Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Fort Walton Beach, FL Vicki Tarro
Alabama Gadsden Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Gadsden, AL Rhonda DeHaven
Alabama Grandview Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Birmingham, AL Kathy Wright
Alabama Helen Keller Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Sheffield, AL Kathy Creekmore
Alabama Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (PDF) Core Hospital Phenix City, AL Sarah Marino
Alabama Medical Center Enterprise Core Hospital Enterprise. AL Lisa Fenner
Alabama Russell Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Alexander City, AL Glenda Manning
Alabama South Georgia Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Valdosta, GA Lilliana Johnson
Alabama Wellington Regional Medical Center (PDF) Core Hospital Wellington, FL Brian Chirino