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:

  • Submission of application deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full medical school transcript
  • An NRMP number (requires completed NRMP application)
  • USMLE scores – Completion of Step 1. Completion of Step 2 is not required for this application season. Step 1 completion needs to be submitted 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.

 

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

Due to Covid-19 and the delays this has created for ERAS, NRMP and the usual process, interviews will be held in November, December, and January. We will also offer an online meeting with our residents the night prior to the scheduled interview. Emails after selection and interview confirmation will detail the available videos and events for your interview.

Interview dates for 2020-21:

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 2021. The Graduate Medical Education Committee is sponsoring Diversity Days throughout the interview season. During this half day event there will be presentations by:

  • School of Medicine faculty about diversity goals and initiatives underway at UVA
  • Resident representatives from the Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion (HCDI)

and ample time to meet and chat with current Housestaff from multiple specialties in an informal and relaxed setting.

We will publish a link to the GME Diversity Days webpage as soon as it is posted. For anyone who cannot attend, please know there are many housestaff and faculty eager to discuss diversity and inclusion with you during whichever interview day you select.

What:When:Details:
UVA GME Diversity Days:TBDThis half-day program (a.m.) will feature presentations by:

• School of Medicine faculty about diversity goals and initiatives underway at
UVA,
• Resident representatives from the Housestaff Council for Diversity and
Inclusion

Additionally there will be opportunities to meet and chat with current Housestaff from multiple specialties in an informal and relaxed setting.
We will have a registration link published on the GME website shortly and I will share that with you for inclusion in your recruitment materials. There is no travel reimbursement from GME for this event.
UVA GME Second LookTBD This program is a full day including a social event, to which you will invite your interviewed applicants. Because there has typically been some financial sponsorship provided (hotel rooms/travel), more specific information will be provided to you all later this fall.

Matching

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.

 


Terry Xixis
Medical Education Coordinator – Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: (434) 243-6781

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