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RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Applying to Residency

Resident appointments are made by the Residency Program Directors according to the outlined eligibility and selection criteria below. The residency application process at Sovah Health is as follows.

Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate (or upcoming graduate) of a College of Osteopathic Medicine with Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) OR
  • Must be a graduate (or upcoming graduate) of a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) OR
  • Must be a graduate of a medical school outside the U.S. and Canada and be authorized to work in the United States without a visa; proof of ECFMG certification is required (a currently valid ECFMG-dated certificate must be provided by the start of residency). Sovah Residency Program does not sponsor visas
  • Must be able to obtain a full and unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Virginia.

Application

Interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are considered for interview upon receipt of information requested by the NRMP and available on ERAS.

Applications should include:

  • A completed ERAS application form
  • Letters of professional reference (minimum of three)
  • A letter of good standing from applicant’s medical school dean
  • Exam scores from COMLEX 1 & 2 or USMLE 1 & 2
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Personal statement

NOTE: For the 2024 ERAS cycle, SOVAH's Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs will be participating in the Supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC's ERAS program. Participation in the supplemental ERAS application is recommended but optional.

Selection

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR THE 2024 MATCH WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY. Invitations to interview will be sent out on or after October 2, 2023, and interviews will be held during the months of October, November, December, and January. Final invitations will be sent by January 5, 2024. 

  • Programs at Sovah select from among eligible applicants based on their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, personal qualities such as motivation and integrity and other relevant qualities pertaining to Graduate Medical Education (GME).
  • Sovah shall not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  • The Residency Program contacts selected applicants to arrange an interview. Applicants invited to interview are informed of the terms, conditions and benefits of the appointment including financial support, PTO and insurance benefits on interview day.
  • Resident applicants are interviewed by the Program Director and key faculty/staff/residents.
  • We are pleased to accept applications from qualified International Medical Graduates (IMG) who are authorized to work in the United States without a visa; proof of ECFMG certification is required (a currently valid ECFMG-dated certificate must be provided by the start of residency). Sovah Residency Program does not sponsor visas

Appointment

Residents are appointed according to NRMP procedures through the NRMP match and post-match regulations.

Transfers

Residents wishing to transfer into Sovah Residency Program must provide written or electronic verification of previous educational experiences and a summative competency-based performance evaluation of the transferring resident prior to acceptance into the program. This letter must come from the Program Director of the previous residency program.

 

SOVAH HEALTH MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM IS A REGISTERED PROGRAM IN THE NATIONAL RESIDENT MATCHING PROGRAM (NRMP).

SOVAH HEALTH – DANVILLE
FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
NRMP MATCH CODE 2145120C0

SOVAH HEALTH – DANVILLE
INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
NRMP MATCH CODE 2145140C0

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