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

Coming soon!


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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