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

Welcome to the 170 UVA School of Medicine students of the Class of 2025! The White Coat Ceremony and Convocation, endowed by the Class of 1965, was held on August 13th, in Old Cabell Hall.

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The University of Virginia School of Medicine strives to attract, motivate and guide a talented and diverse student body on their journey to becoming tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.

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At the UVA Inova Campus in Northern Virginia, our students have the opportunity to learn about the practice of medicine in a high-volume, urban environment.

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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.


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.

Welcome New CoS Mark Weathers

Mark Weathers  joins the leadership team as Chief of Staff effective February 28, 2022. He is relocating from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he is currently serving as the Chief of Staff. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is retiring from the Army at the rank of Colonel.

students in sim center

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing have signed an agreement for a collaboration between the two Schools’ simulation centers, establishing the University of Virginia Healthcare Simulation Collaborative.
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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.

Give to the UVA Medical Alumni
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Student activities at the School of Medicine include a broad, diverse range of clubs, courses, and activities which are both part of the curriculum and, extracurricular in nature.

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