Hear what our fellows have to say about our programs and what Charlottesville has to offer
What has been the best part of the fellowship for you?
Fellowship has been an immense period of growth as a clinician-scientist. Attention to “how” – and perhaps more importantly – “why” we choose certain therapies for certain patients (often with similar disease processes) is a core educational focus in the intensive care unit. Our attendings cultivate a mindset of clinical curiosity that will carry us well beyond the University of Virginia. — Jennifer Kicker, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care
What can the University of Virginia offer that other programs cannot?
UVA is the ideal setting for the development and growth of basic and physician-scientists. A genuine environment of collaboration is fostered and encouraged across departmental and institutional boundaries, permitting new investigators to utilize the resources of the entire institution. I feel fortunate to have senior investigators show great interest in helping new investigators like me to advance my research interest and career. — Sripriya Sundararajan, M.D., Neonatology
What’s a feature of the program that helps with work-life balance? The house-staff benefits program is superior. There are no co-pays for office visits within the system, and the Care Connection program allows for employees and their families to have primary care appointments scheduled within two business days and specialty care appointments within five business days. — Valentina Intagliata, M.D., Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
What do you like most about living in Charlottesville? I originally chose UVA because I could find no other fellowship program that offered such high-quality clinical training in such a wonderful place to live. You won’t find many academic medical centers in a place like Charlottesville. Here, you have the advantages and opportunities of living in a much larger city, without the hassles and downsides. And the natural setting and collegial nature of the University community are second to none. — Bryan Carmody, M.D., Nephrology