Application Process

Logo: The Match National Resident Matching ProgramAt the University of Virginia we participate in the vascular surgical match coordinated through the NRMP. We alternate between one and two incoming fellows per year and accept applications via ERAS system during the fellowship match season which runs December – April.

This coming vascular surgery season, there is one vascular surgery position open.


General Surgery Residents apply during their 4th year in general surgery via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 5:2 program. Applicants who successfully complete a general surgery residency program accredited by ACGME will be considered.

Interested applicants will have their applications viewed by faculty members in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division and a select number of individuals are invited to interview at the University each year. There are typically two interview dates in late winter/early spring each year. Following the interview process, the faculty meet to evaluate candidates prior to submission to the NRMP in anticipation of May match.

To initiate your application to the University of Virginia Vascular surgery fellowship program, please note the following:

  • Contact the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) or call NRMP at 866-653-6767  or  202-400-2233 for information or registration process
  • We participate in the National Residency Match Program ( yearly. Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) ( ERAS Help Desk  202-828-0413. ERAS opens in September each year for application submission. This year’s application process may be slightly delayed due to COVID-19. We begin the review process in December and will send out invitations to interview in December with two interview dates between January and March of each year.
  • The Vascular Surgery Residency is accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Surgery


Application Criteria

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Demographics, past education, research experience, publications, VISA status, USMLE, current licensure
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores
  • ABSITE scores
  • Curriculum Vitae

The faculty review the applications with a cumulative vote, determining candidates to be invited to interview. Invitations are sent via email in December of each year.


More Information

For additional questions or information, please contact our Fellowship Administrator via telephone or email:

Heather Trainum
Fellowship Program Administrator
Phone: 434-924-5771

The educational philosophy and approach at UVA is that all residents are mature learners who have control over their environment, circumstances, and education. A faculty goal is to remove obstacles to learning and to actively participate in teaching. This approach requires a commitment to teaching at all levels.