The Bristol Family Medicine Residency was established in 1976 and has trained over 200 residents in the art and science of family medicine. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of interests and proclaim to be well supported by our faculty that is highly dedicated to teaching. Our goal is to train well-rounded, clinically competent family practitioners capable of balancing the demands of medical practice with healthy personal lifestyles, and we take full advantage of what the Tri-Cities has to offer. With two health systems and a recreationally rich culture bordering the Appalachian Mountains, we feel blessed to be serving the region with full scope family medicine.
Located in the thriving 'twin-city' community of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, a community of 50,000, we are within 20 miles of Kingsport and Johnson City which complete the Tri-Cities, a population of 160,000. Our residents work in two thoroughly modern facilities, our family medicine center, which opened in 1999, and the Wellmont-Bristol Regional Medical Center, built in 1994. The clinic center includes 24 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a family counseling room and large resident workrooms. The medical center features a 348-bed private patient room hospital, surgical intensive care units, inpatient birthing center, state-of-the-art radiology facilities, and Tennessee's first freestanding inpatient hospice house. In addition, our residents have the opportunity to train in over 20 outpatient medical specialty offices, well -established rural practices and high volume rural ER units.
Our full-time faculty and teaching staff consist of six board-certified family physicians, a clinical psychologist, a clinical pharmacist, and a licensed clinical social worker with high interests in Sports Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Preventative Medicine, Clinic-based Procedures, and Rural Community Medicine. Our curriculum emphasizes a strong grounding in the full scope of family practice while providing flexibility for residents to focus on their own particular clinical interests and needs.