The Graduate Medical Education Program at Sovah Health is dually accredited (AOA and ACGME) and is dedicated to training physicians to be the best possible primary care physicians. The program began July 1, 2010 and is affiliated with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and Osteopathic Medical Network of Excellence in Education (OMNEE), the regional postgraduate training institution.


The Mission of Sovah Medical Residency Program is to train and develop qualified, competent and compassionate physicians who are committed to addressing the health care needs of the community of Danville, VA and other underserved communities across the country.


  1. Maintain ACGME accreditation for our institution and residency programs (Family Medicine & Internal Medicine)
  2. Be a model GME program regionally and nationally
  3. Utilize GME to uniquely accomplish the mission, vision, values and principles of Lifepoint in our region
  4. Positively impact the community of Danville, VA

Together we are ONE. 

We are team-minded, inclusive of each other’s unique gifts, talents and worthiness.  Together we make patients whole, healthy and well. The Sovah Medical Residency Program embodies excellence in education, and truly it has been the camaraderie and spirit of our diverse house staff and teaching faculty which makes this residency so special. Over the past decade in which our program has been in existence, our house staff have come from diverse ethnic and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to recruiting, enrolling and supporting a diverse group of residents who reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community and the patients we serve. We value our patients, community and our Sovah Health care teams.  Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver quality, compassionate care. Together, we are making communities healthier.


The Sovah Medical Residency Program in Danville, VA is conducted in a large community health care facility and is part of the Duke/LifePoint HealthCare network. Residents provide comprehensive medical care for many of the underserved patients in the Danville region and receive exceptional training in ambulatory and hospital medicine. Our Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency program directors work together to ensure an excellent educational experience for all learners so that residents do not have to compete for patients, procedures, or deliveries. The program provides patient-centric teaching that emphasizes practice-based learning, evidence-based medicine, and the importance of professionalism and effective interpersonal communication skills.


The Sovah Health residency faculty members are hands-on, experienced, clinically active, osteopathic and allopathic physicians who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for residents. The faculty strives to provide a patient-centric, evidence-based medicine educational experience. Residents are given primary patient care responsibility with faculty supervision to teach and to mentor.  

Family Medicine Residency
(AOA and ACGME Accredited)
Sovah Family Medicine Residency Program encompasses a wide-range of progressive family centered patient care experiences.

Internal Medicine Residency
(AOA and ACGME Accredited)

Sovah Internal Medicine Residency Program is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and skills essential to the practice of internal medicine.

Medical Students
Sovah Health is a core site for medical students from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM).  Sovah Health also welcomes students for audition rotations from other affiliated medical schools.

Sovah Health - Danville
142 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541