How to Apply

How to Apply


Application Process

Applications and Interview Information

The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship at UVA is participating in the NRMP Fall Match Cycle. To be eligible for the Fellowship Program, the candidate must have an MD/DO degree and the qualifications to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Virginia. The candidate must be a Resident in Pediatrics at the PL-2 level or higher at an ACGME-accredited program or have completed this training. Upon completion of a Pediatric Residency Program, the candidate must become eligible to take board examinations in Pediatrics offered by the American Board of Pediatrics. For candidates that lack these specific qualifications, such as those applying from outside of the United States, applications may be considered on an individual basis.  For more information about the NRMP match, please reference the link below.

NRMP Pediatric Specialties Fall Match


Important Dates for the NRMP Match:

December 2      Rank List Deadline

December 16     Match Day

Please note we are currently not using the ERAS application. For the application process, each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation, one letter being from their pediatric program director, along with a personal statement and current CV. This paperwork and the other listed materials below can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Program Coordinator, Carole Abel.


Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Passport-size photo
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Two letters of recommendation from medical faculty that are familiar with the candidate’s work in pediatrics and/or research
  • One letter of recommendation from the Pediatric Residency Program Director


Generally, interviews take place in late summer early fall. The Program Coordinator will contact all applicants with available dates of interviews and a schedule prior to the interview will be sent to all applicants.

Foreign Medical Graduates

All graduates of foreign medical schools must hold a valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be appointed as a resident or fellow. For more information on certification please contact:

3624 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

Based on your current certification status, you may be required to take the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) and/or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For information, contact the ECFMG or consult with the visa section of the United States embassy in your country of origin or an INS office in the United States.

Applicants who are not United States citizens are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa and maintaining legal permission to work in the United States. Employment is contingent upon evidence of the appropriate visa and permission to work in the United States to a University official. Generally, foreign medical graduates are sponsored by the ECFMG for J-1 visas. Other visa types will be considered under certain circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

ERAS is available to students and graduates of foreign medical schools through the ECFMG which serves as their designated Dean's office. U.S. citizenship or permanent J 1 visa status is required.

Following receipt of the completed application and letters of reference, onsite interviews are arranged. Interviews are generally begun in early fall and continue until the position is filled.

For information on housestaff benefits, credentialing requirements, and other important information, please visit the UVA Graduate Medical Education web site.

If you have an interest in our program, please contact us to discuss opportunities:

Fellowship Program Director
Susan M. Anderson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Associate Program Director
Valentina J. Intagliata, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Carole N. Abel, BSW

Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia School of Medicine