Application Information

The  application cycle will offer 5 residency positions on a competitive basis. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). The application deadline is November 1st of the prior year . Orientation is mid-June for appointments to begin July 1st. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application in October.  Interviews are conducted on 10 selected days between October and January. The interview day will begin around 7:45 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m.

We review and assess each application on its individual merits.

We prefer applicants who:

  • have a demonstrated interest in pathology
  • have excellent clinical skills
  • have passed the USMLE tests on first attempt
  • have graduated from medical school within the last 3 years

Applicants from a foreign medical school:

  • must be eligible for ECFMG sponsorship prior to matriculation. We sponsor J1 visas.

Required Application documents are:

  1. Completed ERAS Application
  2. Medical school transcript
  3. Minimum of 3 Letters of Recommendation from faculty who have knowledge of your abilities and interest in pathology
  4. Personal statement
  5. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)

Once you receive your invitation to interview through ERAS:

During a typical application season, applicants join residents for dinner at a local restaurant which serves as a fun and informative opportunity to get to know current trainees and learn about the program in a low-pressure environment. The interview day consists of morning conference, several faculty interviews, a catered lunch, and a tour of the department. Both the program director, Dr. Anne Mills, and the Department Chair, Dr. Chris Moskaluk, meet with the group to provide an overview of the programs structure and philosophy. The tour and the lunch session allow for additional interaction with residents with plenty of opportunities for questions about the program and life in Charlottesville. The interview day usually concludes around 2-3:00 PM. Applicants should inform the program coordinator if scheduling conflicts arise.

Due to the COVID19-related travel restrictions, the interview experience will be entirely remote for the 2020-21 application season, but applicants can expect a similar degree of exposure to our faculty and trainees with plenty of opportunities to learn about the program.  The night before the interview applicants will join residents on Zoom for a chat session (invited applicants should look out for their UVA Pathology mug in the mail, to be filled with a beverage of their choosing!).  The interview day will include a morning educational session, group chats with the trainees, informational sessions from the program director and Chair, and one-on-one faculty interviews.

The current salary for a PGY-1 for the 2020-2021 year is approximately $57,195. Please see the UVA GME website for more information on Stipends & Benefits.

To understand the requirements for clinical appointment and employment at the University of Virginia Health System, it is extremely important for you to review the Requirements and Benefits of Appointment as part of the application process. It contains specific information related to appointments, contracts, stipends, and benefits. You may view this information on UVA’s Graduate Medical Education.

We are very proud of the area in which our residency program is located. Charlottesville has been rated by Money magazine and Reader’s Digest as one of the top ten cities in the country. To learn more about Charlottesville and view some photos of our area, visit the City of Charlottesville.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.

For more information on diversity at the University of Virginia, please visit the Vice President & Chief Officer For Diversity & Equity.