Family Medicine Residency – Abingdon

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Dr. S. Hughes Melton Family Medicine Residency Program

The Dr. S. Hughes Melton Family Medicine Residency Program at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia, is committed to providing advanced, innovative and specialized training in family medicine.

This program gives residents the opportunity to work one-on-one with attending physicians, as well as the support and guidance to pursue the family medicine specialty that’s right for them. When your residency training is completed, you’ll be well prepared to serve any community and care for diverse populations as a licensed physician.  

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Watch the video below to learn more about the program’s offerings and hear what the residents themselves have to say about their experience at Johnston Memorial Hospital.  

“When I came to interview here, everybody just felt like family and people who could help me reach the goals that I hoped to achieve.”

– Shantrese Dupart, D.O.

2021 Family Medicine Resident

About our residency program

Deciding the next steps in your career isn't easy, so we want to share all of the unique opportunities this program has to offer. In addition to being a great place to work, there's plenty to discover in this mountain community. 

For more details, look at our program's AMA listing.

Availability & how to apply

Johnston Memorial Hospital offers six openings per year for new residents.

Applicants for the family medicine residency program must use ERAS to apply:

Benefits and salary

We are committed to providing our residents with competitive salaries, educational support, and an extensive range of benefits to ensure their well-being and professional growth. Take a look at this residency's salary and excellent benefits.


Our residency programs feature a longitudinal training experience where participants learn the skills required to provide all-inclusive care to patients of all ages.

Continuity of care experience will be longitudinal at the continuity of care site over the three years of training.

Long-term care experience will be in PGY-2 and PGY-3 and will include at least monthly experiences in a geriatric care setting that will fulfill the ACGME requirement of long-term care experiences occurring over a minimum of 24 months.

Didactics will be held weekly and will include four hours of core conference lectures. Didactic lectures will include content from all specialties/components of the curriculum.

See the family medicine curriculum.

Affiliation & accreditation

Johnston Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, by providing VCOM medical students clinical clerkships to complete their medical education.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Leadership & current residents

Take a moment and get to know who you'll be learning from and working with in the Johnston Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency.

You can read about Dr. Melton and the residency program’s name here.

Why Ballad?

Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Southwest Virginia is a great place to work, play and live. Experience the great outdoors or just spend time in Abingdon's historic downtown, which was voted Best Small Town Food Scene in the Country by USA Today's 10 Best from 2019-2022. 

Come get to know us and our story.

Want to learn more?

We'd love to talk to you more about the program, so don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us at (276) 258-4435. 

Or use the following mailing address for all graduate medical education at Johnston Memorial:

Attn: Graduate Medical Education, 4th Floor 
Johnston Memorial Hospital 
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive 
Abingdon, VA 24211