Career Development

Fellowship Opportunities at UVA

The University of Virginia Department of Medicine offers Fellowship Training in more than ten specialties and subspecialties. For information about specific programs and the application process, please explore our UVA Medicine Fellowships site.

Whether you are planning to go into a medical subspecialty, or a career in general medicine as a hospitalist or primary care physician, our residency program helps prepare you for that next step.

Our Career Development focus offers seminars and gatherings designed to guide you through the career choices you will face. Examples include: specialty interest groups to connect and network about research projects and mentors, panel discussions of physicians answering questions about their choice of field, and sessions with subspecialty program directors who will tell you what they really look for in a fellowship applicant. Residents universally enjoy these seminars. Those entering fellowships say it reduces anxiety and makes it easier to manage the application and interview process. Third-year residents − who have most recently navigated through job and fellowship applications − take a special leadership and mentoring role, providing invaluable “real-world” experience.

Life After Residency

Year after year, our ABIM board pass rate ranks at or near the top of the country, currently 99% over the last 3 years.  At UVA, there are board review conferences in the spring of each year helping to prepare residents for this stage in their transition to board certification in internal medicine.

One of the hallmarks of excellence in our residency program is the number of UVA residents who are accepted to nationally-acclaimed fellowship programs. Graduates from our program have gone on to pursue careers in both subspecialty and general internal medicine. A number of our residents choose to stay at UVA, which attests to the high resident satisfaction with the hospital system and the quality of life in Charlottesville. However, it should also be noted that our graduates have been accepted to programs that span the nation and regularly match at one of their top choices.

Facts About Our Graduates (2007-2017)

  • Approximately 75% have chosen to pursue subspecialty fellowship and 25% have chosen to purse a career in general internal medicine.
  • Of those entering general internal medicine, approximately 55% are currently serving as hospitalists and 45% are serving in outpatient primary care positions.
  • The graph below indicates the subspecialties entered by our graduates, followed by a listing of programs where they have been accepted.

Graph of fellowship placements

Allergy & Immunology:  Brigham & Women’s Hospital, University of Virginia

Cardiology:  Brown University, Cleveland Clinic, Emory University, Henry Ford Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Chicago, Medical University of South Carolina, Pennsylvania State University, Texas Heart Institute, The Methodist Hospital System, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of Texas Southwestern, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University, Washington Hospital Center, Washington University, William Beaumont Hospital, Yale University

Endocrinology:  Cornell University, Duke University, Oschner Health System, University of California San Francisco, University of Virginia, University of Texas Southwestern, University of Washington

Gastroenterology:  Baylor Medical College, Carilion Clinic, Dartmouth, Duke University, Emory University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, Medical University of South Carolina, New York Medical College, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Thomas Jefferson University, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt, University Hospital of Cincinnati, University of Alabama, University of Louisville, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, University of Texas Southwestern, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University, Washington University, Yale University

General Internal Medicine:  Johns Hopkins University

Geriatrics/Palliative Care:  Baylor University, National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Veteran’s Administration

Hematology & Oncology:  Boston University, Cornell University, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Scripps Green Clinic, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University

Infectious Diseases:  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Duke University, Massachusetts General Hospital, National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Yale University

Nephrology:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia

Pulmonary & Critical Care:  Boston University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Yale University