Training Tracks

The goal of residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia is to guide each individual to develop to his or her maximum potential. Developing individual interests and experiences − domestic or international, clinical or research, established or new − is encouraged. To meet this goal, a variety of training opportunities are offered.

  • Categorical: The traditional track emphasizes training in general internal medicine, focusing on specialty and hospital-based practice.
  • Primary Care:  One of the longest-running programs of its type in the country, this track is designed for individuals seeking a career in general internal medicine in academia or clinical practice.
  • Preliminary:  This one-year track allows individuals to gain broad experience in internal medicine before continuing their careers in other medical disciplines.
  • ABIM Research Pathway:  For individuals with extensive research interests and academic subspecialty career goals, this pathway consists of two years of training in the categorical track followed by one or more years of clinical training in a subspecialty, and expanded research training beyond the usual fellowship research training.
  • Supplemental Training Tracks:  From within the categorical or primary care tracks, residents can apply for acceptance into supplemental pathways in Global Health, Clinical Investigation, Clinical Education, and QI Leadership.