For more information about our program, please contact Donna Underwood.
How to Apply
Welcome from our Program Director
There is no better place to start your training than with HCA Healthcare LewisGale Hospital Montgomery/VCOM’s Transitional Year Residency program!
The excellent clinical care, tremendous variety and complexity of patient care settings you will experience here will prepare you for independent practice as well as connect you to the largest healthcare organization in the United States.
The LewisGale Hospital Montgomery Transitional Year Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
The Transitional Year Residency Program at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is an accredited and rigorous one-year program accepting up to four positions per year.
We are dedicated to high-quality clinical research and scholarly activity, and we offer a dynamic environment for scientific inquiry that provides the tools and training necessary to successfully engage in meaningful scholarly pursuits.
Transitional year residents are encouraged to begin developing a research project that they will continue to work on as they transition to their specialty residency program.
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is a 146-bed, general acute-care facility delivering comprehensive healthcare-including a wide range of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, orthopedic, emergency and outpatient services to residents of Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley.
HCA Healthcare’s leading community of hospitals, physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency rooms and ambulatory surgery centers are recognized by our patients as providing some of the highest quality and compassionate care in the nation. Our programs provide you the opportunity to be a part of a learning hospital network that is changing the nation’s healthcare landscape.
When you join an HCA Healthcare residency program, you join a diverse community of physicians with access to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking research, and who are dedicated to delivering the very best patient care.
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery's Graduate Medical Education has partnerships with The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg Virginia and rotations at the Salem VA Hospital, a 290 bed facility in Salem.
Get to Know the Team
Peter Recupero, DO, MBA
Program Director and Designated Institutional Officer
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Noon Conference is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Noon conference is a mandatory conference for all residents who are present and on-site. The noon conference consists of a 45-minute classic morning report style of case-based learning on both general medicine and subspecialty topics.
Typically the noon conference is an ongoing or recent case seen on the hospital medical or surgical service. The conference is very much interactive between residents, students, and attendings.
Weekly Friday Didactics
On Fridays, residents participate in comprehensive didactics from noon – 4:00pm
During this time residents are free from clinical duties in order to focus on education. Various medical topics are discussed as well as interactive lectures from specialty attendings.
Lectures are usually held in conjunction with both family medicine and internal medicine didactics from noon – 1:00pm Transitional year residents join the internal medicine program for the remainder of the didactics.
Monthly Morbidity and Mortality
These lectures are usually held during the Friday didactic period at the noontime slot which allows all residency programs to participate in conjunction.
Cases are presented with unexpected or unusual outcomes with the intent to avoid future adverse outcomes and improve the quality of patient care. The forum is a nonjudgmental setting where residents learn to utilize the peer review process to enhance their own medical practice.
A weekly grand rounds lecture series is offered on Friday mornings from 8:00am – 9:00am.
The lectures are mainly held at the Salem VA Hospital for residents rotating at this facility but are also broadcasted through interactive web-based conferencing to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.
In addition, various grand rounds are offered throughout the year which are completed quarterly during medical staff meetings at the LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. All residents are encouraged to participate in these meetings.