Application Process

Application Process

Deadline for applying is March 1st

Application Process

All students accepted to the University of Virginia School of Medicine with an interest in pursuing a residency in family medicine, general internal medicine or general pediatrics are eligible to apply. Applicants must apply for the Generalist Scholars Program by March 1st prior to the student's first academic year in the School of Medicine. Acceptance into the program is competitive.

If you are interested in being considered for acceptance this year, please submit a letter of intent (email attachments preferred) of 1-3 pages outlining your interest in the program and your thoughts about a potential career in primary care.  Send your letter of intent to:

Ms. Dela Alexander
c/o Generalist Scholars Program
Box 800380 HSC
UVA School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Upon receipt of your letter, the GSP faculty will review it along with your medical school application.  A personal interview is not required as part of the application process. If, however, you are interested in speaking with one of our faculty and or current students to learn more about the program, we are pleased to  arrange a time to meet on campus.

Final selections and notification of acceptance in the program will be completed by early May. Please know that participation in the summer orientation session is required for admission.  The summer session is a 3-week course during the month of July prior to matriculation to the UVA School of Medicine.

Financial Assistance

Generalist Scholars will be offered a non-need based scholarship of up to $10,000 per year. In order to qualify for the scholarship a student must successfully complete the Generalist Scholars Program, graduate from the School of Medicine and match into an approved primary care residency.