About the School of Medicine

At the University of Virginia School of Medicine, our primary purpose is to educate and train physicians and research scientists to help people achieve healthy, productive lives and advance knowledge in the medical sciences within a culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness.


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Missions of the School of Medicine


  • Attract academically accomplished and compassionate students from diverse backgrounds
  • Create a respectful, nurturing learning environment where students learn and apply science at the highest level


  • Foster humanitarian and caring attitudes, inspiring commitment to alleviating pain and suffering
  • Transform research into effective treatments, while harnessing technology and developing clinical approaches to meet patients’ needs


  • Seek new treatments and cures by bringing together basic and clinical scientists from multiple disciplines
  • Give aspiring physicians and scientists the tools and skills to become innovators of the future


  • Encourage the free-flowing exchange of ideas as students live and learn side by side
  • Meet our diverse healthcare needs as a national leader in quality, patient safety, service, and compassionate care

Dean Melina Kibbe welcomes you to the UVA School of Medicine

Melina R. Kibbe, MD, the 17th dean of the UVA School of Medicine and chief health affairs officer for UVA Health welcomes you to UVA School of Medicine. Dr. Kibbe is building on the momentum generated by former Dean David Wilkes' leadership as the School continues to pursue its mission of excellence in education, research and patient care. ( video transcript )

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