Apply to the Residency

Apply to the Residency

Thank you for your interest in UVA Anesthesiology. We are committed to providing residents with the environment and mentoring that will foster the development of outstanding clinicians, researchers, and future leaders in medicine.

Application materials

All applications must include the following items:

  • 3 Letters of recommendation including one from an anesthesiologist with whom you have worked
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Scores (applicants must pass the USMLE exams on the first attempt and have an average of 220 or more)
  • Dean's letter (transmitted November 1 from your medical school)
  • Personal statement explaining your reasons for choosing anesthesia as a specialty.

Interview process

We typically interview over 100 candidates, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from late November through early January. On Tuesday evenings, candidates are invited to meet informally over dinner in the home of one of our residents.  The Department of Anesthesiology will cover the cost of one night's lodging for your visit.

During the interview day, prospective residents meet with several of our faculty members, including the Program Director, Edward C. Nemergut, and the Department Chair, George F. Rich.  You will also interview with one of our chief residents. You will tour the hospital facilities and have an orientation to residency at UVA.  Over lunch, you will have an opportunity to talk to some of our attending physicians, residents, and nurse anesthetists.

About the Residency

Our program is indexed on the AMA's Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database ( FREIDA).  Detailed information about the program is found in the Education section of our website. 


As a resident, you are an employee of the House Staff of the University of Virginia.  For information about housestaff, salaries, benefits, and conditions of employment, see the Graduate Medical Education website.

For information about life in Charlottesville, visit the School of Medicine site Word of Mouth. Elsewhere at UVA, the Law School guide to Living in Charlottesville has recommendations for newcomers and long term residents alike. For comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations (local government, schools, churches, arts organizations, and recreational facilities, for example) in Central Virginia, visit Monticello Avenue.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact us

If you have additional questions, email or call us at 434-982-4307.


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