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The University of Virginia Health System is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program. All applicants for first-year residency appointments at UVA must register with the NRMP, and all applications must be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Hard-copy applications via regular mail or fax will not be accepted; additional information outside of ERAS will not be considered.

The deadline for applications for entry in the summer of 2024 is November 20, 2023.

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Important Information about Interview Season

We plan to begin reviewing applications immediately after ERAS opens on September 27, 2023. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis between October 1st and October 23rd.

UVA IM will be conducting virtual interviews for the 2023-2024 application season.

Most interview days occur on Mondays and Thursdays. Our interview season kicks off on October 23rd and ends on January 8th.

During your virtual interview, you will have opportunity to connect with UVA IM residents during a social hour the night before as well as during the interview day; interview with UVA IM chief residents and faculty, meet with the program director and observe a resident teaching conference.

Preliminary intern applicants will be offered streamlined interview days in December and January focused on the preliminary experience at UVA.

We tentatively plan to offer interviewed applicants the voluntary chance to visit the program in February 2024 for several open house events. The choice of whether to attend these open house events will not impact rank status with the program as program faculty will be blinded to this information while making the rank list in January 2024. Our final rank list will be submitted not later than February 3rd, 2024 and will not be changed.

For the 2024 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in program and geographic signaling offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program.   We evaluate applications holistically with a goal of inviting and matching a diverse and outstanding applicant pool.

A completed application includes:

  • MyERAS application
  • Medical school dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Department of Medicine letter (typically from the department chair, clerkship director, or vice chair of education) for categorical, primary care and research track applicants; a clinical letter of recommendation from an Internal Medicine faculty physician can be substituted for preliminary track applicants
  • 2 or 3 additional letters of recommendation (thus, a minimum of 3 letters total including the Department of Medicine letter)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Step 1 passed on the first attempt. Step 2 CK must be passed by February 2024.
  • For international medical graduates, valid ECFMG certification prior to appointment. We support only J-1 visas.

Applicants eligible for appointment must graduate from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA). Outside of the United States or Canada, applicants must hold a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG prior to appointment. Graduation from medical school within the last five years and US clinical experience of at least 1 year is recommended.

Applications will not be reviewed in ERAS until they are complete. Upon review, interviews will be granted by e-mail notification.  Scheduling and re-scheduling of interviews will be conducted through the Thalamus platform.

If you have any questions about the application process or the status of your application, please call the Internal Medicine Residency Program at 434-924-2408.

ABIM Research Pathway

For information about this track, please see the description on our training tracks page.

If you need additional information, please contact the Internal Medicine Residency Program at 434-924-2408, or at the following address:

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Office
PO Box 800696
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Pre-employment Drug Testing and Background Check

Resident appointment is conditional based on the approval of the Clinical Staff Credentials Committee (CSCC) and the Clinical Staff Executive Committee (CSEC) and based on successful completion of credentialing, including but not limited to our review and acceptance of information from the criminal background check, successful completion of the pre-employment drug screen, passing applicable medical licensing exams (USMLE, COMLEX or MCCQE), receipt of a Virginia Medical License (if applicable), honest and accurate completion of all required paperwork and training modules prior to Orientation. For more information, please see the sample GME Contract linked here.

Residency and Fellowship Applicants Requiring Visa Sponsorship

Institutionally, we sponsor the J1 clinical visa. Decisions about sponsorship of other visa type are made at the department level. All graduates of international medical schools must hold a valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be appointed as a resident or fellow following the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.