Unique Educational Opportunities

Unique Educational Opportunities

In addition to world-class clinical training, we offer unique educational opportunities – outside the traditional confines of graduate medical education – that really set UVA apart.

We offer special training tracks to upper level residents:

  • The Clinical Investigation Track (CI track) allows an upper level resident to earn a Master’s Degree during the second year of residency, to start your development as a leader in basic and clinical research.
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  • The Global Health Leadership Track provides opportunities for international research and clinical electives across a variety of international sites. Travel abroad »

A resident-oriented research curriculum, extending across the three years of residency, provides a structure for residents to be involved in meaningful, longitudinal research projects. Beginning intern year, we supervise and guide the selection of mentors and help to cultivate informal relationships that develop on the wards. During the PGY-2 year, residents participate in a special course to learn research basics including topics such as IRB application, practical biostatistics, and study design. We also offer the ABIM Research Pathway Track for qualified applicants with previous research experience. After completion of two years of Internal Medicine, residents on this track go directly into fellowship, typically with additional research years during fellowship (please note that a separate application is required for this option). Learn more about resident research efforts »

Additionally, we provide all residents with a teaching curriculum designed to support their efforts to become effective and efficient teachers. Teaching is a fundamental part of being a well-rounded physician, and we strive to help our residents maximize their ability. As part of this curriculum, our PGY-2 residents participate in a course that covers topics such as teaching medical students, bedside teaching, and giving construction feedback, among others.

Our daily conference schedule also makes UVA a unique place to train. From our daily interactive, chief resident-run morning report, to our research and EBM conferences, our varied didactic lecture series are some of the most valuable aspects of your educational training here at UVA. See our conferences schedule »