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Family Medicine Residency – Abingdon

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.

Upon completion of residency training, physicians will be well prepared to serve the community by practicing comprehensive family medicine and caring for diverse populations.

The program is ACGME accredited.


Five positions per year

Benefits and salary

The family residency program boasts a competitive 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.

See the family medicine curriculum.


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.

Other students interested in training at Johnston Memorial in family medicine or internal medicine are invited to apply for an audition rotation by completing the audition rotation application [PDF, 277 KB].

Additional program details

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.

Want to learn more?

Please contact us, or call (276) 258-4435 to request more information about Ballad Health’s family medicine program at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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

How to apply

Applicants for the Family Medicine Residency Program must use ERAS to apply.

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