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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Congratulations to all the School of Medicine graduates who make up an outstanding Class of 2019! We wish you luck in all your future endeavors!

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.

Study investigates disparities in cancer incidence, mortality, and staging in rural Appalachia.
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Over the Moon: A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA
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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.

A Clock Mystery From 350 Years Ago Just Shed Light on Human Health
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Reid B. Adams, MD, Claude A. Jessup Professor of Surgery, is appointed new Chair of the Department of Surgery.
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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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The School of Medicine supports faculty and staff in their commitment to advance education, research, and clinical missions. We emplot Lean to support and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement. Providing benefits for patients, those we place at the center of everything we do.

Every year for one instruction period, children are the teachers to our first-year medical students. Newborns, infants, toddlers, children, tweens, and teens visit the class. They teach students about gross- and fine-motor skills, and about language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
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This summer, a new elective — Community Partnered Medicine — will become the latest addition to the School of Medicine’s fourth-year curriculum. It has been designed to prepare medical students to work with underserved, vulnerable populations and patients who face social barriers and challenges.
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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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