Application Information

Application Information

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.

ballengee.jpgYour 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



DO applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered

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.


International Graduates

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 2015-2016:

October 14, 20, 28
November 4, 10, 17, 18, 24
December 2, 8, 9, 15
January 6, 12, 20



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:


Natalie Mechak
Intern Recruitment - Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Telephone: (434) 924-2533


Dr. Barrett Barnes, M.D.
Residency Associate Program Director
Chair of Intern Selection Committee
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia