Student Affairs

The Office for Student Affairs is here to offer personal, professional and academic guidance to medical students. Our office on the third floor of the Claude Moore Medical Education Building is always open. Students may drop by for any personal, career or academic concern they may have.

With information on residency match, school policies, and certification information, we aim to give you every resource you need to be successful during your time at UVA.


Match day 2021

Congratulations to the class of 2021 on their Matches!

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White Coat Ceremony, Match Day, and Graduation

Explore details about the three major student events in the School of Medicine!

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Visiting Student Electives

For fourth years students attending an LCME accredited US or Canadian school
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Residency Timeline

Important dates to remember for this year’s residency match
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Student Wellness

Students have access to personal wellness advising, learning environment initiatives, and academic support to thrive both personally and professionally throughout the medical school experience
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Awards and Honors

Within Student Affairs our department over 30 awards for students who show great excellence in their field.

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USMLE Scores

Certification by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is obtained by passing Steps 1, 2, and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). USMLE Step CS is a clinical skills exam involving standardized patients.

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Public Professional Licensure Disclosure

Federal regulations require the School of Medicine to disclose whether its degree programs meet U.S. jurisdictions’ educational requirements for licensure (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME ) and the program leading to the M.D. degree meets all requirements for eligibility for licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.

Initial licensure in all jurisdictions of the U.S. requires passing the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, and 3. As a medical school accredited by the LCME, graduates of the School of Medicine are eligible to sit for the USMLE.

The School of Medicine maintains general information on the USMLE testing and Graduate Medical Education placement (Residency Match) on its website; information on testing is here and information on residency match here.   Students also are encouraged to research individual state medical board requirements; contact information is available at

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a U.S. jurisdiction other than Virginia should update their information as soon as possible in the Student Information System.  Medical students who wish to enroll in out-of-state offerings for academic credit (e.g., away electives), should refer to the School of Medicine’s elective policies.

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