The longitudinal curriculum at Inova - Fairfax Family Medicine promotes an adult learning environment that provides residents the opportunity work and think independently in a collegial environment with both educational and social support. Although the program is rigorous, faculty works with residents to achieve the balance that allow a lifetime of learning and practice.

The program has adopted an intentional approach to fostering a collegial work environment. Through the Chief Residents and Resident Business Meeting, residents actively participate in curriculum, policy and business development. Each resident is assigned a personal faculty advisor to monitor and assist both academic and professional development. The Program Director regularly attends class meeting and is available for individual consultation. There are multiple social activities every year which residents and faculty attend together, including:

  • New intern welcome party
  • Resident Retreat: 3 day weekend retreat
  • Graduation dinner
  • Holiday luncheon
  • Combined resident class wellness activities throughout the year

Resident classes are encouraged, through regularly scheduled class meetings, to develop supportive relationships. Resident classes tend to bond and form strong lasting relationships, providing social support for the challenging task of becoming accomplished Family Physicians.

The residency, located in the diverse Northern Virginia area, has access to the amenities of a multicultural community. Restaurants, theatre, arts, shopping, spousal employment, volunteer opportunities, excellent schools, recreational and competitive athletics, amateur and professional sports are all available to residents and their families.

The Fairfax County government ( offers a wide variety of services for county residents. Located just outside Washington DC, the residency also enjoys proximity to the energy and excitement of the Nation’s Capital.

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Third Year Residents

Canon Brodar, MD
University of Miami
Samantha Day, MD
University of Maryland
Taelim Kim, MD
University of Virginia
Marissa Mangini, MD
George Washington University 

Our Residency Program starting salaries are as follows:

  • 1st Year: $72,090.02
  • 2nd Year: $76,884.73
  • 3rd Year: $80,107.81
  • Fellow: $83,367.07

Benefits Include:


  • Malpractice: Residents are covered by Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.
  • Health: A substantial portion for residents is covered by Inova Fairfax Hospital, including eye and dental examinations. Residents are responsible for a nominal portion of the premiums. Dependents may receive benefits at extra cost.
  • Life Insurance up to base salary, with option for additional insurance.
  • Optional disability insurance available.

Vacation: 18 days off during the year for vacation, maternity, sick leave, or bereavement. Seven holidays observed — not guaranteed: treated for call and scheduling purposes like a weekend day.

Educational Stipend: Funds are provided for educational purposes, such as attending conferences or purchasing books.

  • First Year: $1,000
  • Second Year: $1,000
  • Third Year: $1,000