Life as a Resident

Life as a Resident

Residents and their families can expect a healthy work/life balance at UVA. We offer an excellent pediatric residency program in an environment that is friendly, safe and full of rich cultural opportunities.

Training is designed to provide an outstanding balance between general pediatrics and the pediatric subspecialties, including clinical and basic research. The result will give you confidence as a general practitioner as well as a strong background should you choose to pursue a specializiation or a career in academics.

While not on the clock, you’ll be glad to know that Charlottesville and Albemarle County provide the most relaxing settings you could imagine. From the gently rolling slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the casually cosmopolitan style of the Downtown Mall, you’re sure to find something to do that will bring a welcome balance to your day.

David FinklerCharlottesville is an engaging locale that complements the strong academic program of UVA.
David Finkler, M.D., PGY-3

“One of my favorite parts of the residency program is the collegiality that exists both in and out of the hospital amongst the residents and attending physicians. From the ICU to the softball field; our program draws people to positions at all levels that enjoy what they do and sharing those experiences with each other. Our residents are a close-knit group of fun-loving personalities from varied backgrounds coming together into one family. Charlottesville is a town brimming with fulfilling and exciting opportunities to experience during your time off. It offers natural beauty and topography perfect for outdoor activities, countless delicious restaurants, local wineries and breweries, live music venues, and a balanced climate with four distinct seasons."

Stephanie WaterhouseAt UVA you have the support of some of the best clinicians and not to mention the most amazing residents.

Stephanie Waterhouse, M.D., PGY-3

"When I was looking for a residency program the most important thing I looked for was residents, faculty, and staff that were dedicated to education and I found just that here at UVA. Residency has been challenging at times, but at UVA you have the support and encouragement of some of the best clinicians and not to mention the most amazing residents. Charlottesville has been an amazing place to live and many of us residents enjoy going to wineries, concerts, and participating in community sports leagues together. I think most of us would agree that residency at UVA is like being a part of one large family.  I am so glad that I chose to come to UVA for residency! I have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best quality and evidence-based medicine to my patients, and have made lifelong friendships and memories in this beautiful place that we live."