VCU/Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency

Contact Information

VCU/Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency
140 W. 11th Street
Front Royal, VA 22630

Description of Program

The VCU/Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency partners with Shoulder-To-Shoulder and VCU School of Medicine's HOMBRE student group for medical student and resident experiences in Honduras.

Location(s) of program: The central mountains of rural Honduras, at the village of Pinares.

Description of field experience: Three two-week experiences during the year, in January-February, June, and October of each year, supervised by VCU School of Medicine and Family Medicine Residency faculty. Includes medical students, residents and students from other disciplines (Pharmacology, Nursing, etc.). Care of local population in village as well as day trips to outlying areas. Resident rotations with two U.S.-trained family physicians who practice full-time in a nearby town and serve as the area's continuity care physicians are also available.

Description of didactics: For medical students, there is a specific rotation curriculum in global health covered in advance. For residents, didactics are individualized.

Cost to individual resident: Airfare

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 1 from our program, 2-3 from others

Description of faculty involvement: Medical school and residency faculty accompany and supervise each rotation.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? Yes

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: January-February, June and October each year.

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Steve Crossman, MD
Pre-Doctoral Director, VCU