University of Virginia School of Medicine

Serving as a national model for excellence through innovation and collaboration.

Education

At the UVA School of Medicine, you will be engaged and challenged from the outset by our system-based “Cells to Society” curriculum. Our teachings combine the practice and science of medicine to educate and train physicians to provide patient-centered care, practice evidence-based medicine and engage in lifelong learning.

Dean David S. Wilkes, MD

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A board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, Dr. David Wilkes began his appointment as Dean of UVA’s School of Medicine in September of 2015. Working closely with the leadership of UVA Health, Dr. Wilkes is committed to fulfilling the school’s tripartite mission: excellence in education, research, and patient care.
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The UVA Medical Simulation Center functions in an interdisciplinary, multi-specialty environment working to promote advances in medical simulation.
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Beginning in February 2021, our students will be exposed to the practice of medicine in a high-volume, urban environment.
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Research

UVA’s cutting-edge research program is built on innovation and collaboration, bringing together basic and clinical scientists and spanning disciplines to pioneer the treatments and cures of tomorrow.

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FDA Approves UVA-Developed Artificial Pancreas that monitors and regulates blood glucose levels.
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Study Suggests an Unhealthy Gut Can Promote Spread of Breast Cancer.
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Departments

The UVA School of Medicine serves as a national model for excellence through innovation and collaboration. We find innovative ways to improve health by building on the firmest of foundations: the pyramid of education, research, patient care, and service to the community.

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UVA cardiac valve team took time in July to celebrate a significant milestone: the team ended the fiscal year with more than 200 heart valve procedures.
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Kirsten L. Greene, MD, MAS, FACS, has been appointed as the Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the UVA Department of Urology, effective October 1, 2019.
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Renovation projects on the second and third floors of Pinn Hall are complete. These beautifully renovated spaces have an open design to encourage collaboration among colleagues.
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Administration

The School of Medicine supports faculty and staff in their commitment to advance education, research, and clinical missions. We employ Lean to support and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement. Providing benefits for patients, those we place at the center of everything we do.

The UVA Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Graduate Program Lab Coat Ceremony was attended by first-year students moving to full-time bench research and the next phase of their graduate career, and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) students who completed their Step 1 exams and will be transitioning to the lab.
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UVA Medical Center and the School of Medicine are always looking to attract top-flight talent to our residency programs. To bring the best, we have to be the best. And our residency program in the Department of Pediatrics is doing an exceptional job.
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Community & News

Established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. The School of Medicine believes, like Mr. Jefferson, that a free flowing exchange of ideas is best accomplished by having faculty and students living and learning side by side.

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Student activities at the School of Medicine include a broad, diverse range of clubs, courses, and activities both relating to the curriculum and extracurricular in nature.
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