Internal Medicine Residency

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 newly accredited categorical Internal Medicine residency will be primarily based at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (VOLOL) in Camden, N.J., with some educational opportunities occurring in other Virtua inpatient and outpatient sites throughout the three years of training.

Although our program is new, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has provided education for resident physicians and students for nearly four decades, first from programs sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and more recently from programs sponsored by a consortium of Rowan University SOM/Jefferson Health NJ/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes. As a result, the attending physicians and staff at VOLOL have extensive experience in the support and training of medical residents. In addition, Virtua Health has been a stand-alone ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) sponsoring institution for nearly 25 years and currently sponsors 10 residencies and fellowships.

The Virtua Lady of Lourdes campus is an excellent location to train medical residents given the wide-ranging services it provides to the region, from general medical/surgical care to high-level tertiary and quaternary care programs. VOLOL provides outstanding services in advanced cardiovascular care—including advanced heart failure care, complex cardiac interventions, and cardiac thoracic surgery.

Lourdes is also the home of complex surgery, oncologic care and management of acute/chronic liver and kidney disease, including liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. Lourdes is currently the only medical facility in New Jersey that performs liver and combined kidney/pancreas transplantation and has some of the highest outcomes in the nation.

VOLOL is located just over the Ben Franklin Bridge from Philadelphia, Pa. It is part of the Virtua Health System which is the largest health system in South Jersey consisting of five hospitals located in Willingboro, Mount Holly, Marlton, Voorhees, and Camden, as well as the Virtua Medical Group with over 280 locations throughout the region. Virtua Health is an innovative health care provider with strategic affiliations throughout the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. It has a major affiliation with Penn Medicine for neuroscience, oncology, and pediatric care—including partnership in the only Proton Therapy Center in South Jersey opening in Spring 2023. Virtua serves a vast cross-section of highly diverse communities and also draws referral patients from across the tri-state region. The depth of our clinical programs coupled with the diversity of our patient population provides our residents with the classroom for intense, wide ranging learning experiences. Our residents will have the opportunity to learn Medicine where it is best experienced—at the bedside.

Virtua has affiliated with Rowan University Virtua to form the Virtua Health College of Medicine and LifeSciences of Rowan University. Rowan University is the fourth-fastest growing research institution among public doctoral universities—and our affiliation will provide residents with tremendous opportunities to be involved with unique educational opportunities and wide-ranging research projects involving highly experienced faculty.

We genuinely believe that our program is an excellent opportunity for our residents to not only learn the science and clinical skills to become an expert Internists but also to develop the professional behaviors to be collaborative and compassionate members of the health care team providing service to our communities and the region.

We welcome your interest in our program. We are accepting applications to the residency program through ERAS and look forward to meeting and learning more about you through the review process.

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 will produce Internists who have in-depth experience in the promotion of health and prevention of disease, as well as the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients who suffer from illnesses across the broad spectrum of Internal Medicine. Our residents will be trained to become compassionate and intellectually oriented Internists who have an in-depth understanding of the psycho- social and economic influences that impact health as well as the role of a patient's personal beliefs and values in their health and delivery of care. Our graduates will have attained the knowledge, skills, and principles to enter the independent practice of Internal Medicine or to seek further training in subspecialties of Internal Medicine and to become productive and contributing members of 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.

More Info About The Internal Medicine Residency

Residency Facilities

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (VOLOL) will be the primary site for inpatient-based experiences for Internal Medicine residents. VOLOL has been the training site for residents and fellows for over 40 years and based on that experience has developed all necessary facility and support systems for resident training. VOLOL is an acute care facility that provides comprehensive general medical/surgical capabilities and advanced programs in cardiovascular care, critical care, transplantation, and neurosciences.

Residents will manage patients with direct faculty supervision on inpatient general medicine wards, cardiac and medical intensive care units, progressive care units, the emergency department and a neurosciences service. Residents will have the opportunity to interact with specialists from all Internal Medicine specialties as well as other major specialties (general and specialty surgery, radiology, pathology, anesthesiology etc.).

Residents will have the opportunity to have elective experiences at VOLOL and throughout the Virtua system in all hospital-based Internal Medicine specialties and many non-medical specialties. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in, observe and learn from a wide range of patient testing areas and interventional procedures (cardiac catheterization, noninvasive cardiac testing, radiologic testing, endoscopy, bronchoscopy etc.).

Virtua Voorhees Hospital
Virtua Voorhees Hospital is a modern, full service, state-of-the-art medical/surgical hospital that offers a full spectrum of services. The site includes a robust Oncology presence, including radiation therapy, which includes a proton therapy center.
Residents will have the opportunity to take elective rotations in various specialties of Internal Medicine, particularly Cardiovascular Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Disease. Faculty at this site have extensive experience in medical education through work with the existing Virtua Health sponsored Family Medicine residency, medical and ancillary healthcare students from various programs as well as through prior faculty positions for many.

Virtua Mount Holly Hospital
Virtua Mount Holly Hospital is the only full-service acute care medical/surgical hospital in Burlington County, New Jersey. Residents will have the opportunity to take elective rotations in various specialties of Internal Medicine, particularly Cardiovascular Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Disease.
Faculty at this site have extensive experience in medical education through work with the existing Virtua Health sponsored Obstetrics and Gynecology residency, rotating medical and ancillary health care students from various programs as well as through prior faculty positions for many.

Virtua Medical Group
Virtua Medical Group is the name of our extensive network of outpatient practices in primary care and subspecialties of Internal Medicine in the South Jersey Region. These practices will provide the sites for continuity practice experiences for our residents as well as ambulatory based elective rotations in the various subspecialties of medicine either as elective blocks or as part of the required yearly block rotation in ambulatory medicine.

Virtua Corporate Offices: Marlton, N.J.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn administrative aspects of health care through elective rotations in the corporate offices of Virtua Health in areas such as health care administration, health care financing, patient safety and quality. Virtua's work toward becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO) will set the basis for a valuable learning experience for our residents in these areas.

Salaries and Benefits


PGY1:  $61,970.00
PGY2:  $64,443.00
PGY3:  $65,339.00


Other benefits include:


Vacation: 20 PTO days plus 5 sick days
Please note that time away from the program (vacation and sick time) must be in accordance with the ABIM rules governing absence as well as the program PTO policy.


CME: $1,500 & 5 days (all years)

Medical, dental, and vision coverage for resident and dependents with minimal employee contribution. This medical plan is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families. It provides an opportunity for reduced administrative costs.

Professional Liability Insurance: Coverage for resident rotations



  • Two lab coats (optional laundry services)
  • On-call meals
  • One-time state licensure and permit fee
  • Up to $1,000 in one-time moving expenses (for qualifying residents)
  • Child daycare facility near the Voorhees campus (all residents eligible)
  • BLS and ACLS training
  • Laptop issued to every resident to use during their years of training
  • Step 3 and board review materials
  • Free parking at all Virtua facilities

Interview Season

We will be accepting applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Due to COVID-19, we will hold interviews this year in a virtual platform.

We will be offering 18 categorical positions in the PGY1 year. Our program participates in the NRMP match (program # 3084140C0) and will offer positions only through this process. We do not offer pre-match positions.

Criteria for applications:

  • All applications must come through the ERAS.
  • No faxes or emails will be accepted. No applications will be pre-screened.

U.S. Medical graduates

  • Applicants must be graduates of LCME (Allopathic) or COCA (Osteopathic) accredited schools
  • Medical School Graduate/Diploma/medical school transcripts
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV in ERAS format
  • USMLE/COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 were completed on the first attempt (USMLE 2 scores >235 and Comlex 2 scores> 500 will be given the strongest consideration)

International Medical graduates

  • Medical School Graduate/Diploma/medical school transcripts
  • USMLE Steps 1 and 2 were completed on the first attempt (USMLE 2 scores > 235 will be given the strongest consideration)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)
  • Personal statement
  • CV in ERAS format
  • ECFMG Certificate
  • Graduation date within the past 5 years
  • We will sponsor J1 Visas for exceptional candidates

What should I do to prepare if I am invited to interview?

  • Please ensure that all documentation is uploaded to ERAS (i.e., three letters of recommendation, dean's letter, medical school transcripts, USMLE/COMLEX scores, personal statement, ECFMG certificate, CV, etc.).
  • Make sure you visit the residency webpage.

What should I do the day of my interview?

  • We will begin promptly at 7:15 a.m., so plan to arrive 10 minutes early. You will receive log-in instructions via email.

Are walk-ins welcome on the day of the interview?
All interviews are by invitation only. The residency program requires that documents be submitted in full through ERAS. Careful consideration is applied to each candidate's documentation packet prior to their invitation and arrival for their interview. If you are interested in the program, please take the proper steps to apply through ERAS, as this will be the only way that your candidacy will be considered.

Virtual Meet & Greet

We invite you to join residents the night before each Interview Day for a Virtual Meet & Greet. The link for the meeting will be sent to your email.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We can be reached by email at

We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Faculty