Apply to the Residency

Thank you for your interest in UVA Anesthesiology. We are committed to providing residents with the environment and mentoring that will foster the development of outstanding clinicians, researchers, and future leaders in medicine.

                                                                                       2018 Interns exploring C’ville

The University of Virginia accepts residency applications only through ERAS.

International medical school applicants must have at least two months of clinical experience in the United States and be eligible for ECFMG Certification prior to matriculation (or being credentialed) into our program.  We sponsor the J-1 visa.

We review applications and extend invitations to interview on a rolling basis starting September 15, with an absolute deadline of December 1 for residency starting July 1 of the following year.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Application materials

All applications must include the following items:

  • 3 Letters of recommendation including one from an anesthesiologist with whom you have worked
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Scores
  • Dean’s letter (transmitted November 1 from your medical school)
  • Personal statement explaining your reasons for choosing anesthesia as a specialty.

Interview process

We typically interview approximately 200 candidates, on Tuesdays and Thursday beginning the first week of November through early January.  Each applicant will have 4 individual interviews.  We usually have a casual resident hosted dinner the evening before your interview day.  This event is optional, fun, informal, open to spouses/partners, and provides just the right opportunity to talk to our residents one-on-one and get a feel for the culture and collegiality of the group.  It is considered a highlight of our recruitment experience.  The Department of Anesthesiology will cover the cost of one night’s lodging for your visit.

During the interview day, prospective residents meet with several of our faculty members, including the Program Director, Julie L. Huffmyer, the Department Chair, George F. Rich, the Department Vice-Chair, Edward C. Nemergut, and Associate Program Director Stephen Collins.  You will also interview with one of our chief residents. You will tour the hospital facilities and have a program overview of our residency at UVA.  Over lunch, you will have an opportunity to talk to some of our attending physicians, fellows, and residents.

About the Residency

Our program is indexed on the AMA’s Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database ( FREIDA).  Detailed information about the program is found in the Education section of our website.

MonticelloAs a resident, you are an employee of the House Staff of the University of Virginia.  For information about housestaff, salaries, benefits, and conditions of employment, see the Graduate Medical Education website.

For information about life in Charlottesville, visit the School of Medicine site Word of Mouth. Elsewhere at UVA, the Law School guide to Living in Charlottesville has recommendations for newcomers and long term residents alike. For comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations (local government, schools, churches, arts organizations, and recreational facilities, for example) in Central Virginia, visit Monticello Avenue.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Contact us

If you have additional questions, email anesthesiology@virginia.edu or call us at 434-982-4307.