Career Development and Fellowships

Career Development and Fellowships

Fellowship Opportunities at UVA

The University of Virginia Department of Medicine offers Fellowship Training in more than ten specialties and subspecialties. For information about specific programs and the application process, please explore our UVA Medicine Fellowships site.

Whether you are planning to go into a medical subspecialty, or a career in general medicine as a hospitalist or primary care physician, our residency program helps prepare you for that next step.

Our Career Development Series offers unique seminars designed to guide you through the career choices you will face. Examples include: a panel of hospitalists answering questions about their choice of field, and a session with subspecialty program directors who will tell you what they really look for in a fellowship applicant.

Residents universally enjoy these seminars. Those entering fellowships say it reduces anxiety and makes it easier to manage the application and interview process. Third-year residents − who have most recently navigated through job and fellowship applications − take a special leadership and mentoring role, providing invaluable "real-world" experience.

Life After Residency

One of the hallmarks of excellence in our residency program is the number of UVA residents who are accepted to nationally-acclaimed fellowship programs. Graduates from our program have gone on to pursue careers in both subspecialty and general internal medicine. A number of our residents choose to stay at UVA, which attests to the high resident satisfaction with the hospital system and the quality of life in Charlottesville. However, it should also be noted that our graduates have been accepted to programs that span the nation, from New York to Hawaii.

Facts About Our Graduates (2009-2013)
  • Approximately 75% have chosen to pursue subspecialty fellowship and 25% have chosen to purse a career in general internal medicine.

  • Of those entering general internal medicine, approximately 55% are currently serving as hospitalists and 45% are serving in outpatient primary care positions.

  • The graph below indicates the subspecialties entered by our graduates, followed by a listing of programs where they have been accepted.

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Allergy & Immunology
Brigham & Women's Hospital, University of Virginia

Cardiology
Brown University, Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Chicago, Medical University of South Carolina, Pennsylvania State University, The Methodist Hospital System, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Wake Forest University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington University, William Beaumont Hospital, Yale University

Endocrinology
Cornell University, Oschner Health System, University of California San Francisco, University of Virginia, University of Texas Southwestern

Gastroenterology
Baylor Medical College, Carilion Clinic, Duke University, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, Medical University of South Carolina, New York Medical College, Oregon Health & Sciences University, St. Luke's/Roosevelt, University Hospital of Cincinnati, University of Alabama, University of Louisville, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, University of Texas Southwestern, Washington University, Yale University

Geriatrics/Palliative Care
University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth Veteran's Administration

Hematology & Oncology
Boston University, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Scripps Green Clinic, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University

Infectious Diseases
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Duke University, National Institutes of Health, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Yale University

Nephrology
Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia

Pulmonary & Critical Care
Boston University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Yale University

Other
Johns Hopkins University (General Internal Medicine)