How to Apply

How to Apply


Application Process

The UVA Medical Center is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and all applicants for first-year positions must register with this program. Most programs require a completed NRMP application form, Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean's Letter) and transcript, and reference letters for application. First-year residency programs (and some second-year programs) participate in ERAS. ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges, is a service that transmits application materials from Dean’s offices to residency programs via the Internet.

Requests for applications and information about all programs should be addressed to the Program Director to which application is desired. Information on UVA Medical Center training programs can be found at these links:

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
Christine M. Houlihan, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
2270 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903