How to Apply

How to Apply

Requirements & Benefits of Appointment

Offers for appointment to the Housestaff of the University of Virginia Medical Center are made by the training program director and clinical department chair. Offers are contingent upon the applicant receiving a Virginia medical license and being credentialed and privileged by the institution. Once all required forms and documents have been submitted by the applicant, the credentialing process takes approximately 90 days to complete. University of Virginia Medical Center housestaff do not have a formal "contract". Rather, they are credentialed and approved for appointment by the Credentials Committee and the Clinical Staff Executive Committee. Upon approval, housestaff members receive a letter of appointment, a summary of their appointment terms and benefits, and a Housestaff Position Description. The letter of appointment, together with the housestaff member's required written acceptance, constitutes the "contract".

Housestaff appointments are made for a period of no more than one year and, if appropriate, are renewed based on the recommendation of the clinical department chair. Employment is also contingent on satisfactory completion of an initial drug screen and criminal conviction check, and regular, periodic checks of the federal OIG and GSA lists of individuals debarred from participation in federal health care programs.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Pay levels are based on the number of years of experience credited toward specialty board certification. Health insurance, including hospitalization, is available through the University at a minimal charge for individual coverage and by contribution for coverage of dependents. Other benefits include professional liability insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, uniforms, laundering of uniforms, on-call rooms, meals for housestaff required to remain on-call overnight in the Hospital, and gym and lounge facilities for housestaff. The University’s athletic and recreational facilities may be used by housestaff for a nominal annual fee.

Medical housestaff are required to possess a temporary Virginia medical license before beginning training. Information about licensure is forwarded to all new appointees. Licenses are issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine for one year and are renewed annually for housestaff by the institution. All programs are approved by the Veterans’ Administration for educational benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Statement (April 8, 2008)

The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. To fulfill this commitment, the University administers its programs, proce-dures and practices without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation or veteran status, and operates both affirmative action and equal opportunity programs, consistent with resolutions of the Board of Visitors and with federal and state requirements, including the Governor's Executive Order on Equal Opportunity.

The University's policies on "Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment" and "Preventing and Addressing Retaliation" implement this statement. The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs has complaint procedures available to address alleged violations of these policies.

Additional Information:

The statement printed above is the University of Virginia's official Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement. The Office of Equal Opportunity Pro-grams requests that it be printed in University catalogs, all recruiting materials (student and personnel), program brochures, and other "official" publications from the Uni-versity, such as annual reports. It can be set in a smaller typeface and is usually positioned on an inside front or back cover or in the first few pages of a publication.

Beginning in 1988, at the request of the Office for Civil Rights, all University catalogs and major publications must now carry the name and contact information of the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, and the Title IX Coordinator, as shown below.

The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator is Brad Holland, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Washington Hall, East Range, P.O. Box 400219, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4219, (434) 924-7819. The Title IX Coordinator is Darlene Scott-Scurry, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Washington Hall, East Range, P.O. Box 400219, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4219, (434) 924-3200. Revised and approved February, 2009.

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 international 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, international 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 international medical schools through the ECFMG which serves as their designated Dean's office.