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 September.  Interviews are conducted on 9 selected days between November 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. Photo
  6. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)

Once you receive your invitation to interview through ERAS:

We offer lodging on the evening before the interview at Courtyard Charlottesville, 1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA, within walking distance of the hospital. Interview dates fill up fast.  Please respond to your invitation letter to interview as quickly as you can through ERAS/email to get your first choice. Also be sure to let us know in your response if there is a particular specialty or faculty member you are interested in meeting on interview day and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. You will also be invited to dinner the evening before your interview by some of the Pathology residents. This is optional, but is a fun way to get to know the residents and learn about our program first hand.

The current salary for a PGY-1 for the 2018 year is approximately $55,400. 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.

We look forward to reviewing your application and thank you for your interest in our program.

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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.