How to Apply - Deadline is December 1
All applications to the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Virginia are received through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges. ERAS transmits application materials from Deans' offices to residency programs via the Internet.
Your ERAS application should include:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Curriculum vitae
- Full medical school transcript
- An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
- USMLE scores - Step I results needed for the application; Step 2 results (both CK and CS) are needed by February 13
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean's Letter)
- Personal statement
Please Note: To understand the requirements for clinical appointment and employment at the University of Virginia Health System, it is extremely important for you to review the Requirements and Benefits of Appointment as part of the application process. It contains specific information related to appointments, contracts, stipends, and benefits. You may also wish to take a look at the overview of the Salary and Benefits package for pediatric residents.
Requirements for graduates from medical schools outside the United States are:
- Graduation from medical school within the past two years
- At least two months of clinical experience in the United States, with evaluations from each experience as part of your application
- A valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- A minimum Step I USMLE score of 200
The ERAS service we use to receive all applications for residency is available to students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States through the ECFMG which serves as your designated Dean's office. We do sponsor J-1 visas.
"At the dinner before my interview, my
boyfriend and I wound up having so much fun getting to know folks
that we didn't even realize that we were the last ones there, and
neither did our hosts! It was great to feel like we were already a part
of such a great community right from the start."
Nikhila Deo, Third-Year Resident
Interviews are scheduled in November, December, and January. We also offer a pre-interview informal dinner with our residents. A letter will detail the dinner and interview schedule prior to your arrival in Charlottesville.
Interview Dates for 2012-2013:
October 10, 16, 23, 30
November 7, 14, 20, 28
December 4, 7, 12, 18
January 9, 15, 22
Matching occurs through the National Resident Matching Program. You will need to complete an NRMP application as part of your application process to the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital.
Questions and Correspondence
All correspondence relating to applications, interviews, etc. should be directed to:
Catherine Pierce or Lisa Morris
Intern Recruitment - Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: (434) 924-2533