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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Childhood Brain Tumor Discovery May Unlock New Treatments for Many Cancers

Hui Zong, PhD A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that cancer and, potentially, many others. Researchers at the University…

Medicaid Expansion Slashed Uninsured Rates In Diabetes Belt, Study Finds

Jennifer Lobo, an assistant professor of biomedical informatics, was part of a team that studied the impact of Medicaid expansion both inside and outside the Diabetes Belt. (Photos by Dan…

HIV Outcomes Improved by State-Purchased Insurance Plans, Study Finds

Researcher Kathleen A. McManus, MD, said increasing enrollment in the plans could help in the effort to end the HIV epidemic. Health insurance purchased by state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs…

Everything We Think We Know About Drinking Water May Be Wrong

Do you get up from your desk at work to refill your water bottle every time it runs out – even if you’re not thirsty? For years, people have lived…

Macular Degeneration Discovery IDs Potential Way to Halt Blinding Eye Disease

Brad Gelfand, PhD Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading…
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Charlottesville and University Accolades

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Image: Excellence in Diversity award 2018 Top Colleges for Diversity

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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