Join LUCOM in Graduate Medical Education
We invite you to explore Liberty University and the exciting opportunities in Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Central Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. GME is one of the most growth-oriented phases of a physician’s career, and we hope that medical students and resident physicians will be intrigued by our new programs as they consider their future career pathways in medicine. New programs provide many exciting opportunities, and we look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you.
We offer excellent opportunities to learn clinical medicine in diverse clinical settings while being equipped for the future by superb faculty experts and mentors. At Liberty, we seek to facilitate growth in medical education as students, residents, and faculty strive to continually learn medicine together and teach effectively. We pursue clinical and educational scholarship and research with inquiring minds as our talented faculty continue to mentor and guide students and residents in these collaborative endeavors. We are committed to excellence in the administrative leadership of Graduate Medical Education, while we foster the pursuit of outstanding outcomes and achievements by individuals, teams, and residency programs.
Learn more about our new Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency Program and take a moment to review the information provided below.
We are excited about the future and hope that you will consider joining us on our journey in graduate medical education.
Chad K. Brands, MD, CPE, SFHM
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
LUCOM Graduate Medical Education
LUCOM Graduate Medical Education, and its residency and fellowship programming, equips physicians to become leaders in their specialties in the domains of clinical practice, medical education, and scholarship. The Sponsoring Institution of LUCOM GME continues to actively promote the continued development of the ecosystem of medical education in Central Virginia. This has been organized to include staff, students, residents, and faculty to further develop the pipeline from the pre-medicine years of undergraduate education all the way through medical school continuing into graduate medical education and beyond.
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) is a faith-based institution with student-doctors guided by the principles of the Christian worldview to become knowledgeable and competent servants for their patients and society. LUCOM’s inaugural class graduated in 2018, and LUCOM continues to place graduates in competitive residency programs across the United States. It’s Match Rate for the Class of 2020 Graduates was 99.2%.
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution with 17 colleges and schools, including a law school, a medical college, and a school of divinity. With more than 700 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level, Liberty equips students through both classroom theory and practical experience, effectively preparing them to enter a competitive job market.
Liberty is located in the City of Lynchburg in Central Virginia, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is over 7,000 acres and sponsors numerous cultural and athletic events, theatrical plays, and more.
City of Lynchburg
The Lynchburg community has a revitalized, historic downtown district with art galleries, restaurants, and plentiful outdoor recreation. Its 1806 Old City Cemetery has an arboretum with antique roses. The nearby Legacy Museum explores African-American history. By the James River, Amazement Square is an interactive children’s museum with a climbing tower. The Federal-style home Point of Honor features period furnishings. Southwest is Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s neoclassical retreat.
Learn More About Lynchburg
The following information is provided to assist and educate LUCOM Graduate Medical Education applicants and residents to the City of Lynchburg and its surrounding areas.
- The City of Lynchburg
- Virginia Department of Transportation
- The News and Advance
- Liberty University and the campus
Public School Districts in the Region
Private Schools in the Region
There are multiple Pre-K to 12th grade options in Central Virginia and this is not an all-inclusive list:
LUCOM Graduate Medical Education does not endorse any of the sites mentioned on this page but provides them as optional resources.