Resident Life

Our UVA Family

Our favorite aspect of UVA is the people; we have a great family here. Our residents and faculty have a variety of backgrounds and personalities. We share a passion for our profession, a desire to learn and educate, and a positive attitude.

  • AP Division Chief, Kristen Atkins, M.D., reconnects with former Chief Resident Sarah Kelting, M.D. at a recent USCAP meeting.

  • Hiking through a tunnel

    Our trainees and faculty love to hit the trails with family and friends! Hiking in the area is plentiful and easy to access.

  • Family biking

    Cville is a bike-friendly town, with plenty of trails and lanes for the cycling-inclined. Here, our own PD, Dr. Mills, enjoys the Blue Ridge Railway Trail along the Piney River.

  • Resident with pets at Ridge Road

    PGY2 Ashley Craddock shows off two of our favorite things -- hiking and pets! The views on Ridge Road are breathtaking!

  • Our Acid Fast running club meets weekly for morning runs or walks!

  • Hiking at St. Mary's Wilderness

    PGY2 Marge Moore enjoying a hike around St. Mary's Wilderness.

  • Residents by waterfall

    Chief Residents Sarah Gradecki and Rachel Whitehair enjoying the view of a beautiful waterfall.

  • Participating in national conferences is a highlight for many of our trainees. Here, our residents relax between sessions at USCAP 2019.

  • Enjoying dinner after a fun day at USCAP!

  • Trainees help out at See, Test, & Treat, a program organized by the CAP Foundation to provide screening and exams to underserved communities.

  • Socially Distanced Graduation

    Graduation looked a little different in 2020 -- but we still celebrated our senior trainees at a socially distanced gathering!

  • Kayaking

    Lots of outdoor fun, with local parks and waterways perfect for exploring!

  • Retirement Party

    We wished a fond farewell to retiring faculty, Dr. Stacey Mills, Dr. Mark Stoler, and Dr. Mark Wick. We miss you all already!

  • residents hiking

    Our lovely first year residents taking their families out on a joint hike -- even our littlest Pathologist was in attendance!

Life in Charlottesville

In choosing a residency program, the priority is the quality of training and preparation for independent practice. However, we recognize that there is life outside of the hospital, and finding a fit with your new city is also important. Charlottesville boasts a charming small-town feel with big-city amenities and proximity to Washington, D.C., the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Atlantic Coast.

For its size, Charlottesville is home to a surprising number of local restaurants, shops, craft breweries, cideries, wineries, concert venues, music and film festivals, and great school systems (public and private), as well as sports and cultural activities associated with the university.

Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the United States. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention historical sites such as Thomas Jefferson’s estate at Monticello and the University of Virginia with Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village and Rotunda, together a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • The Paramount Theater, on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.

  • Charlottesville's Downtown Mall

  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

  • The UVA Rotunda and Academical Village

  • Shenandoah National Park, only 30 minutes from UVA.