How to Apply to the GSP

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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 to the Generalist Scholars Program by March 26, 2024 11:59 p.m. ET, 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 one-three page letter of intent in which you outline your interest in the program and your thoughts about a potential career in primary care.

Once you have submitted your letter of intent, the Generalist Scholars Program faculty will review your letter 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, you may view the faculty or student pages to submit a request.

Final selections and notification of acceptance in the program will be completed prior to May 1. Participation in the summer orientation session is required for admission. The summer session is a three-week course during the month of July prior to matriculation to the UVA School of Medicine.


To apply, use the form below to upload your letter of intent.

Submission Form

Max. file size: 100 MB.

Financial Assistance

Generalist Scholars students will be awarded a scholarship of $40,000 in the spring semester prior to graduation, subject to fulfillment of the requirements of the Generalist Scholars Program and matching into an approved primary care residency (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics). If you have any questions about GSP financial aid, or financial aid in general, contact Margaret Baxton at