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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Major Epilepsy Study Offers Much-Needed Answers On 3 Lifesaving Seizure Drugs

Major Epilepsy Study Offers Much-Needed Answers on 3 Lifesaving Seizure Drugs | Photo illustration by Alexandra Angelich, University Communications There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the…

Faculty Spotlight: George Bloom Seeks to Untangle Alzheimer’s Riddle

According to biologist George Bloom, most current Alzheimer’s treatments are too late to roll back the disease’s effects. Editor’s Note: One in an occasional series about University of Virginia faculty…

Faculty Spotlight: How One Professor Is Finding Cures With Computer Algorithms

Jason Papin is a biomedical engineering professor and serves on the pan-University Global Infectious Diseases Institute. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications) Editor’s Note: One in an occasional series about…

Seizures in Babies: UVA Doctor Sheds Light on Why They Have Lifelong Effects

A doctor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that…

The Meat Allergy: UVA Identifies Biological Changes Triggered By Tick Bites

The bite of the lone star tick can cause a sudden and severe allergy to mammalian meat. UVA scientists are beginning to understand why. (Photo by Joshua Allen via Creative…

Charlottesville and University Accolades

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Diversity Award

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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