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 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.

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:  $64,000.00
PGY2:  $66,560.00
PGY3:  $69,222.40


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