New Students

Two female graduate students smiling, holding certificates for advancing to candidacy.

Welcome to the BIMS Class of 2024!

Congratulations on your admission to the UVA Biomedical Sciences PhD program and welcome to the UVA School of Medicine!

We are proud that you all come from different backgrounds and experiences. As some of you start your PhD program, you will be following in the footsteps of an admired parent or relative. For others, you may be the first in your family to graduate from college. We are committed to supporting each of you through this transition into graduate school and to help you get started on the right foot as you take this first important step in your biomedical research training and start working towards your PhD.

Below, you will find important information about what you need to do to get started in the BIMS program at UVA, help you transition to graduate school, and life in Charlottesville. Please be sure to check back frequently as this page will be updated as new information arrives for each new class.


To Do List

International Student Checklist

Preparing to Arrive

Health and Wellness

First Year Academics: 2024-2025

Additional Resources