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Family Medicine Residency – Norton

Mountain View Regional & Lonesome Pine Hospitals

Ballad Health’s family practice residency program in Big Stone Gap and Norton, VA, is sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Program residents will be trained by expert physicians who are skilled in traditional family practice and hospitalist services. On completion of the program, residents will have the confidence and expertise to deliver care to a variety of patients.

Benefits & salary

The osteopathic family residency program boasts a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Family medicine residents also receive time to participate in educational conferences, vacation days and educational allowances based on program year.


The residency program curriculum is 36 months long and meets all residency requirements, including a first-year internship.

Residents work under the guidance of dedicated faculty members, receive hands-on training in a wide range of specialties and have direct involvement in their patients’ care.

For a well-rounded medical training experience, residents also have access to tertiary care hospitals for rotations in specialized fields, including critical care, cardiology, neurology and neonatology.


As a resident, you will work in a rural setting for primary care training, while also gaining invaluable experience from larger hospitals featuring:

  • Level I trauma center
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit
  • da Vinci Surgical System
  • TrueBeam STx with Brainlab and a Trilogy linear accelerator
  • One of the top heart hospitals in the nation
Read about the program locations.

Mountain View Regional Hospital – Norton, VA

Mountain View Regional offers various inpatient and outpatient services and also includes a 24-hour emergency department, which provides examination rooms for cardiac, pediatric and critical care emergency patients.

Lonesome Pine Hospital – Big Stone Gap, VA

Lonesome Pine offers various inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour emergency department with 14 beds and three trauma/cardiac rooms. The facility offers inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, physical therapy, pediatrics, wound care, cardiopulmonary and respiratory services, including a four-bed sleep evaluation center.

Holston Valley Medical Center – Kingsport, TN

Holston Valley houses one of Tennessee’s six Level I trauma centers, while its Level III neonatal intensive care unit heals some of the region’s sickest babies. Operating suites a new intensive care unit and expanded emergency and radiology departments were part of a $114 million renovation of the facility.

The Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center at Holston Valley provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment options. The hospital's breast center is Tennessee’s first hospital-based breast program to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accrediting Program for Breast Centers.



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

Learn more today

Please contact us, or call (276) 679-7457 to request more information about the osteopathic family medicine residency program at Ballad Health.