The sense of community and camaraderie that exists among our residents and faculty. The program prides itself on being resident-run, with ideas for change coming directly from the residents, who are at the bedside day in and day out. As a result, residents have a sense of ownership and investment in the program that is reflected in how they describe their experience and their reasons for choosing UVA.
The esprit de corps at UVA will grab your attention on interview day and never let go! This is evidenced by the sheer number of our residents who have stayed on as faculty, or those who have left UVA only to return at a later time and make Charlottesville their home again. Your co-residents quickly become more than colleagues — they become your friends and your second family. Just take a stroll on the Downtown Mall or visit Carter Mountain Orchard on a Thursday evening, and you are bound to run into a group of residents enjoying Charlottesville together. We hope you will consider joining the UVA residency family!