Application Process

The application deadline is November 20. 

All applicants are required to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A letter of intent/personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation (One must be from their EM Residency Program Director)
  • Submit to Fellowship Director Francis L. Counselman, MD at  


The letter of intent should be one page or less. Applicants should describe their interests in academic Emergency Medicine and how the fellowship may enhance their career goals and expectations.

Interview offers will be extended at the Fellowship Director's discretion. Fellows will be notified of acceptance through email.

  • For enrollment in June 2019, application deadline is December 1, 2018.



All applicants must graduate from an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency program. Applicants must be considered board-eligible or board-certified (BE/BC) by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM). All applicants must qualify for a Virginia state medical license and be able to be credentialed in the Sentara Healthcare system.