Please check our Pediatric Fellows Listing to meet our current fellows and see where they trained. Hear what our fellows have to say about our programs and what Charlottesville has to offer:
What has been the best part of fellowship for you?
Fellowship has been an immense period of growth as a clinician
scientist. Attention to “how” – and perhaps more importantly – “why” we
choose certain therapies for certain patients (often with similar
disease processes) is a core educational focus in the intensive care
unit. Our attendings cultivate a mindset of clinical curiosity that
will carry us well beyond the University of Virginia.
What can the University of Virginia offer that other programs cannot?
UVA is the ideal setting for
the development and growth of basic and physician scientists. A genuine
environment of collaboration is fostered and encouraged across
departmental and institutional boundaries, permitting new investigators
to utilize the resources of the entire institution. I feel
fortunate to have senior investigators show great interest in helping
new investigators like me to advance my research interest and
What's a feature of the program that helps with work-life balance?
The house-staff benefits program is superior. There are no co-pays
for office visits within the system, and the Care Connection program
allows for employees and their families to have primary care
appointments scheduled within two business days and specialty care
appointments within five business days.
What do you like most about living in Charlottesville?
I originally chose UVA because I
could find no other fellowship program that offered such high-quality
clinical training in such a wonderful place to live. You won't find
many academic medical centers in a place like Charlottesville. Here,
you have the advantages and opportunities of living in a much larger
city, without the hassles and downsides. And the natural setting and
collegial nature of the University community are second to none.