Application Information

How to Apply

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:

  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full medical school transcript
  • An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
  • USMLE scores – Completion/Upload of Step 1 prior to interview & Completion/Upload of Step 2 CK per your medical school’s graduation policies.  COMLEX scores are accepted for DO applicants.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s Letter)
  • Personal statement

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting);
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

Please learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS application.

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


International Graduates

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

  • At least two months of clinical experience in the United States, with evaluations from each experience as part of your application.
  • A valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • USMLE scores – Completion/Upload of  the above Step 1 prior to interview & Completion/Upload of Step 2 CK.

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 sponsor J-1 visas and we also have the availability to sponsor a limited number of H-1B visas.


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.


Michelle Garrison
Medical Education Coordinator – Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: (434) 924-3111

Lisa Hainstock, MD
Associate Professor Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics
Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA  22908