Application Information

How to Apply – Deadline is December 1

All applications to the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Virginia are received through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges. ERAS transmits application materials from Deans’ offices to residency programs via the Internet.

Your ERAS application should include:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full medical school transcript
  • An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
  • USMLE scores – Step I results needed for the application; Step 2 results (both CK and CS) are needed by
    February 13
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

ALL applicants MUST submit USMLE scores to be considered


For Child Neurology applicants: Child Neurology Track (Neurology Program 1737185C0) in ERAS. Please do not apply to the regular categorical pediatrics track.



Please Note: 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 also wish to look at the overview of the Salary and Benefits package for pediatric residents.

International Graduates

Requirements for graduates from medical schools outside the United States are:

The ERAS service we use to receive all applications for residency is available to students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States through the ECFMG which serves as your designated Dean’s office. We do sponsor J-1 visas.


Interviews are scheduled in October, November, December, and January. We also offer a pre-interview informal dinner with our residents. A letter will detail the dinner and interview schedule prior to your arrival in Charlottesville.

Interview dates for 2018-19


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


GME Diversity Days

UVA passionately believes that a diverse housestaff encourages empathy and compassion within the hospital and well as the greater Charlottesville community. We seek a racially, ethnically and gender diverse intern class for 2019. In the wake of the white supremacist rally in August 2017, we recognize that applicants might have questions about the environment regarding diversity and inclusion at UVA. The Graduate Medical Education Committee is sponsoring a variety of Diversity Days throughout the interview season. During this half day event there will be either a morning or afternoon meal (depending on the date) with speakers from UVA and the Charlottesville community. Ample time to informally talk to these individuals (who will include faculty, house staff and medical students and community members) is built into the day. If this is important to your understanding of and interest in UVA please request to interview on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and plan to stay for a second night OR (2) please let us know if you would like to participate in one of these special activities. For anyone who cannot accommodate a diversity day with their interview, please know there are many housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you during whichever interview day you select.

UVA GME First Look:Saturday 9/15
Morning-early evening
Exact programming TBA
An opportunity for Medical Students applying to residency for 2019 to visit UVA and learn about UVA and all of our Residency Programs.
Programming to follow shortly on the GME Website. Students would be responsible for all travel expenses.
UVA GME Diversity Days:Saturday 9/29 (Fellowship specific event)
Saturday 12/1
Wednesday 12/12
Saturday 1/12Saturday events:
9:00 – 1:00 p.m. (approx.)
Exact programming TBAWednesday event:
Approximately 2pm – dinner
Exact programming TBA
Additional programming for applicants interviewing with our programs. Designed to coincide with some of our programs’ already scheduled events, but can also be standalone events to which applicants are invited by the programs.
Applicants responsible for all travel expenses
UVA GME Second LookSaturday 1/26
All day programming w/evening social event
An opportunity for anyone who has already interviewed to come back for specific Diversity programming. Details to follow, including possible sponsorship support for some travel expenses.


Matching occurs through the National Resident Matching Program. You will need to complete an NRMP application as part of your application process to the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.

Questions and Correspondence

All correspondence relating to applications, interviews, etc. should be directed to:

Tanya Wells
Intern Recruitment – Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Telephone: (434) 924-2533

photo of barret barnes mdBarrett H Barnes, M.D.
Associate Professor Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, General Pediatrics Residency
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics
Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA  22908
(434) 924-2457


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