FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Department of Internal Medicine’s residency program.

Are MCV and VCU the same entity?
Yes. VCU was established in 1968 out of a merger between Richmond Professional Institute and Medical College of Virginia.

What is your accreditation status?
The residency program at the Department of Internal Medicine has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education since 1954.

Do you offer international electives?
Yes, see the Global Health page.

Do you offer electives for fourth-year medical students?
Yes, electives for senior medical students from other medical schools are organized through the VCU School of Medicine Dean's Office.

Do you have a mentoring program?
Yes. We strive early in a resident’s training to identify mentors and research opportunities and each resident is assigned a core advisor the day they start the program.

What is your board pass rate?
It is 96 percent for a three-year rolling pass rate.

Do residents have research opportunities?
Yes, we pride ourselves on identifying opportunities for research early in a resident’s career. See the recent scholarly booklet to view all of our resident’s research accomplishments.

What percentage of your residents seek fellowships?
Fifty to seventy percent, depending on the year.

What percentage of your residents are successful in obtaining fellowships?
Over the past three years, 100 percent of our residents successfully obtained a fellowship.