Notice: Due to the recent changes taking effect at institutions nationally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UVA honors any institutional policies regarding courses shifted to pass/fail. With the holistic admission review, candidates are granted every possible consideration. Candidates are encouraged to connect with pre-health advisers to navigate their own institutional policies.

As a student at the UVA School of Medicine, you will join a supportive, learner-focused environment. You will be a member of one of four colleges, each of which has a college dean. Each college is divided into groups of six students, with a faculty coach. You will be in your college from the moment you arrive to the moment you graduate, supporting each other throughout the journey of becoming a physician.

Colleges rotate together through the clerkship year – a distinctive feature of UVA’s approach to encourage a sense of community and support across the curriculum.​ The college framework creates a learning community among students, between classes and with faculty, providing a vital social connection and supportive environment in which to learn. Students in Pinn College, one of the four colleges, complete their clerkships and required courses in the post-clerkship phase at our regional campus, Inova. This framework provides a social context for instruction and allows for more consistent oversight of clinical performance and professional development.

UVA Excellence

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is academically challenging, yet fosters a humanistic approach in the care of patients and others.

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New Opportunities at Inova

Our medical students now have the opportunity to study and practice medicine at Inova, an integrated health system serving Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., area.
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Student Experiences

Students share their experiences of pursuing a medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the aspects of our program that set us apart from other schools.
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Insight Health HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award 2021

School of Medicine wins HEED Award 2021

For the 10th consecutive year, the UVA School of Medicine has earned the national Excellence in Diversity Award!
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Clery Act

The spirit of the Clery Act is direct: knowledge is power. Schools should inform employees, students, parents, and potential students of the crimes that are occurring on and around Grounds.

Application Process

Start here to learn about the steps for applying. The University of Virginia School of Medicine’s admissions process uses a holistic review in order to select a talented and diverse student body.