Dr. Mock

Residency is not easy, but knowing that the people you work with want you to succeed is vital to becoming an excellent physician and person.

Joseph Mock, MD, PGY-2

Joseph Mock, MD, PGY-3

I came to Charlottesville originally for medical school. I clearly enjoyed the area and was pleased to be able to stay on for residency. The reasons for that are numerous, but chief among them was the camaraderie amongst the medicine residents that I saw as a medical student as well as the supportive faculty. Now, having been through my intern year, I can say that my experience has been even richer than what I saw as a student. My wife and I expanded our family (by 2!) in the fall of intern year and my fellow residents and faculty were supportive every step of the way. Residency is not easy, but knowing that the people you work with want you to succeed is vital to becoming an excellent physician and person.

This feeling pervades not just the Medicine program, but the entire Medical Center. People don’t “happen” to end up in Charlottesville; they come and, by and large, stay because of the community they find. Just as Charlottesville is a wonderful mix of small town and cultural city, the Medicine program combines a broad range of world class research and diverse pathology with a familiarity amongst all the faculty and clinical staff that makes you feel at home from your first few months here. This program is an ideal place to train and I would invite you to visit and see for yourself.