LEADS Project: Process and Outcomes of Family Medicine Residency Mergers
Bio: John Snellings, MD currently serves as Associate Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. John was born in New York City but raised in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia; after
his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia (Go ‘Hoos!), he returned home to attend medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, as well as complete a four-year Combined Family Medicine/Internal Medicine residency. He maintains board certifications in both specialties, which provides a unique perspective on primary care in the United States (and its associated challenges). After a brief return to New York City at the Montefiore/Einstein College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Social Medicine, he was excited to come back to EVMS and take on leadership opportunities.
John’s clinical interests include hospital medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, and office procedures; he recently oversaw the merger of EVMS’ two family medicine residencies, Ghent Family Medicine and Portsmouth Family Medicine, into “EVMS Family Medicine,” a 16-16-16 program focused on the urban underserved communities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. John is active in multiple family medicine organizations, including AFMRD and STFM, where he was recently selected as Chair of the Communications Committee.
John lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children, and enjoys running, golfing, and hiking.