Community

At the University of Virginia School of Medicine we strive to be our local community’s provider of choice for its healthcare needs, a national leader in quality, patient safety, service, and compassionate care, the leading provider of technologically-advanced, ground-breaking care throughout Virginia and leader in training students and faculty in providing health care free of disparity. All this while building on Mr. Jefferson's idea, 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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Patient-Student Partnership's a Win-Win

The UVA Health System’s Patient-Student Partnership allows medical students to establish deeper relationships with patients and gives them a real-world context to their academic experiences.
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Learning Communities Enhance Life & Learning for Students

Eight years ago, we instituted a new curriculum for the School of Medicine (SOM). With that, we also created learning communities, longitudinal-support, mentoring and curricular structures to help our students be successful. The four learning communities, called Colleges (Dunglison, Hunter, Pinn, Reed), each have their own Dean.
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Recognized Nationally for Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

For the seventh consecutive year, UVA School of Medicine has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which covers diversity in higher education.
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Latest School News

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, of the School of Medicine, is leading a major autism initiative that seeks to shed light on the differences in autism in boys and girls. A pioneering…

Advanced Cardiac Valve Center Celebrates All-Time High With 200 Procedures

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. This all-time high is…

iTHRIV, Community Groups Partner to Improve Health of Virginians

(Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) Four biomedical research projects to improve the health of Virginians will be funded by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV,…

UVA Health System Works to Reduce Unnecessary Testing, Promote High Value Care

Joseph Wiencek, left, and Andrew Parsons, faculty members at the UVA Health System, are working with system colleagues to reduce lab costs while providing high-quality care for hospital patients. (Photos…

Incredible ‘Hullk’ that Controls Growth and Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer Discovered

Dan Gioeli is a senior researcher in UVA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and the UVA Cancer Center. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) Cancer researchers at the University…
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Charlottesville and University Accolades

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For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has received a national award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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2018 Most Promising Medical Advances

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