Welcome to the Blackstone Rural Program
The best of both worlds come together- the excellence of academic Family Medicine and the reality of rural Family Medicine. The Blackstone Rural Program is located in Blackstone, Virginia, a division of the St. Francis Family Medicine Residency, sponsored by Bon Secours Health System, and affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Our program is a 2-2-2 integrated rural training track. Residents spend their intern year in clinical practice at St. Francis Family Medicine in Midlothian, VA and the upper two years in clinical practice in rural Blackstone, VA. This rural continuity practice is interspersed with specialty rotations in pediatrics, cardiology, OB, sports medicine, and many other specialties at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian, VA and St. Mary’s in Henrico, VA.
Blackstone Family Practice had a long history of training high quality residents for over 30 years with approximately 2/3 of the graduates practicing in rural areas upon graduation. Our goals remain the same. Our biggest strengths are in our wide scope of practice, our multiple procedures, our greatly experienced faculty and our ability to cater to individual learning needs. We also participate in the education of medical students at all levels. We would love to have you visit!