University of Virginia School of Medicine

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.

From the Dean

School of Medicine Dean David Wilkes and Pamela Sutton-Wallace, Acting Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, UVA Health System and Chief Executive Officer at the UVA Medical Center, collaborate to fulfill the tripartite mission of the University of Virginia Health System: 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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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.

Kevin Pelphrey with Autism Research

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls.
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Study Suggests an Unhealthy Gut Can Promote Spread of Breast Cancer.
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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.


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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Wide angle of Inn Hall lab space

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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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.

UVA has been awarded its most research dollars ever, reaching a high of $412 million. For five consecutive years, research funding has grown steadily. One school accounts for almost 55% of the University's total — the School of Medicine.
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The School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences program has helped to establish a new alliance of graduate programs that is championing diversity and inclusion within our student body: the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT).
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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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