Internal Medicine Residency Program

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We appreciate your interest in our program!

Virtua is South Jersey’s largest health system, committed to the mission of helping people be well, get well, and stay well. As part of Virtua Health, our residency program offers diverse experiences and educational opportunities serving communities throughout the southern New Jersey region.

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine residency program at Virtua Health.

Our Internal Medicine residency is centered at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (VOLOL) in Camden, N.J., and offers valuable educational opportunities at various Virtua inpatient and outpatient sites over the three-year training period.

For nearly four decades, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has been actively involved in educating resident physicians and students. Initially sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and later by a consortium of Rowan University SOM/Jefferson Health NJ/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes, the hospital's attending physicians and staff have gained extensive expertise in supporting and guiding medical residents. Furthermore, Virtua Health has proudly served as a stand-alone ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) sponsoring institution for nearly 25 years, presently supporting 10 residencies and fellowships.

The Virtua Lady of Lourdes campus provides an exceptional setting for training medical residents, offering an extensive range of services that cater to the region's needs, from general medical/surgical care to high-level tertiary and quaternary care programs. At VOLOL, we take pride in providing outstanding services in advanced cardiovascular care, including advanced heart failure care, complex cardiac interventions, and cardiac thoracic surgery.

Lourdes is distinguished for its expertise in complex surgery, and the management of acute/chronic liver and kidney disease, including liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. It stands as the sole medical facility in New Jersey performing liver and combined kidney/pancreas transplantation, achieving some of the nation's most impressive outcomes.

Located just over the Ben Franklin Bridge from Philadelphia, Pa., VOLOL is a pivotal part of the Virtua Health System, the largest health system in South Jersey, encompassing five hospitals situated in Willingboro, Mount Holly, Marlton, Voorhees, and Camden, alongside the Virtua Medical Group with over 280 locations throughout the region. Virtua Health stands as an innovative healthcare provider, boasting strategic affiliations throughout the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. We are especially proud of our major affiliation with Penn Medicine, which spans neuroscience, oncology, and pediatric care, and includes partnership in the only Proton Therapy Center in South Jersey. Our diverse patient population hails from highly varied communities, drawing referral patients from across the tri-state region. This wealth of clinical programs, combined with the breadth of our patient demographics, provides our residents with a rich classroom for immersive and comprehensive learning experiences. Here, our residents truly have the opportunity to learn Medicine at its finest—at the bedside.

Virtua has forged an esteemed affiliation with Rowan University Virtua, creating the prestigious Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences of Rowan University. Ranked as the fourth-fastest growing research institution among public doctoral universities, Rowan University's affiliation offers our residents exceptional opportunities to engage in unique educational experiences and contribute to wide-ranging research projects, guided by highly experienced faculty.

We wholeheartedly believe that our program presents an outstanding opportunity for our residents to not only acquire the scientific knowledge and clinical skills required to become expert Internists but also to cultivate the professional behaviors necessary to thrive as collaborative and compassionate members of the healthcare team, dedicated to serving our communities and the region.

Your interest in our program is sincerely appreciated. We are currently accepting applications to the residency program through ERAS and eagerly anticipate getting to know you better throughout the review process. We look forward to the potential of joining forces with you as we work together to fulfill your career aspirations.

Mission Statement

The mission of Virtua Health is to "Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well." The mission of the Internal Medicine residency at Virtua is to promote this culture within our patients as well as ourselves.

Our program is committed to producing skilled Internists who possess profound expertise in promoting health, preventing disease, and effectively managing a wide spectrum of Internal Medicine conditions. We strive to cultivate compassionate and intellectually oriented physicians who understand the complex psycho-social and economic factors influencing health, as well as the significance of patients' personal beliefs and values in their care. Our graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and principles to excel in independent practice or pursue further training in Internal Medicine subspecialties, making meaningful contributions to their communities.


  • To develop outstanding skills across the broad spectrum of Internal Medicine to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the wide spectrum of illnesses inherent to Internal Medicine.
  • To provide residents with extensive experiences and in-depth training across ambulatory and inpatient settings and within diverse populations.
  • To learn to tailor management in a patient-centric manner, based on acuity as well as a patient's values and beliefs.
  • To help residents to develop skills in critical thinking, interpersonal communications, teaching, research, information systems, practice management, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
  • To expand the knowledge base in Internal Medicine through scientific inquiry.
  • To prepare residents to practice within diverse communities and health care delivery systems.
  • Prepare residents for a wide variety of career options.
  • To promote wellness within our residents and our educational communities and to ensure residents' satisfaction with their experiences in the program.

Why Choose Virtua Internal Medicine?

Virtua Health promotes a "Culture of WE." It is a culture of respect, support, continual learning, and a commitment to excellence that permeates everything we do, at every level. An essential part of the Virtua culture is a commitment to embracing all cultures. We deeply appreciate the importance of incorporating a wide variety of personal perspectives in caring for patients. It is why we can understand the unique cultural nuances of each of our patients and consistently meet their medical and personal needs. Our program promotes and incorporates this "Culture of We" in everything we do. As a new program, the Virtua Internal Medicine Residency has the backing of a remarkably successful health care system in Virtua and the benefit of Rowan University’s growing medical academic programs. This academic alliance enables us to build a robust academic program that includes skills development and simulation.

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