How to Apply

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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Virginia.

Our program strives to help residents develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the physical, psychological, and social problems of patients and their families.

We believe our program will provide you with the training necessary to become a primary care leader in both your work and your community. This training will take place in a work environment that is trustful and caring, and in a location that is scenic and provides a high quality of life.

How to Contact Us

All correspondence relating to applications, interviews, etc., except for the residency application, which is only accepted through ERAS, should be directed to:

Myrtha Veldhuis
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800729
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Tracie Bell
Assistant Residency Program Coordinator, Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800729
Charlottesville, VA 22908

To Apply

Minimum Criteria for Consideration for Interview (PLEASE FIRST CLICK ON THIS LINK AND READ THROUGH THESE CRITERIA)

We are participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and can only accept applications through that service.

The ERAS website lists twelve steps which could serve as a guideline thoughout your application process. Once we have received your complete application, we will consider all information provided in our review process.

The deadline for applying is December 31 each preceding year.


All applications must include the following items:

  • note minimum criteria for interview
  • at least two letters of recommendation
  • curriculum vita
  • full medical school transcript
  • NRMP #
  • USMLE Scores Part 1 and 2 by late February next year
  • Dean's letter
  • personal statement
  • recent photograph of yourself

The Interview

We interview the November 1 through January 20 on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; we offer a dinner with residents on most Sunday and Wednesday nights.

Virtual FMIG offers great advice on the residency interview experience.


We are also very proud of the area in which our residency program is located. Charlottesville has been rated by Money magazine and Reader's Digest as one of the top ten cities in the country. To learn more about Charlottesville and view some photos of our area, visit the City's web site.

Some things to do/ see/ eat in Charlottesville can be found on our attractions page.

We look forward to reviewing your residency application.