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

Future Healthcare Providers Walked the Lawn

Training healthcare providers of the future is one of our four missions, and this weekend new graduates of the School of Medicine walked the Lawn as part of the University’s…

School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Confers Degrees

On Sunday, May 22, a total of 62 Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Clinical Research degrees were conferred by the UVA School of Medicine in an…

Poverty, Justice, and Surgery: The Medical Neglect of the Global South

The Voices in Clinical & Translational Science series serves as a platform to lift underrepresented voices in research across the iTHRIV partnership with a focus on promoting dialogue and encouraging…

Ryan Smith, MD, Conducts Clinical Trial for Erectile Dysfunction

Ryan Smith, MD, of UVA Urology conducts restorative therapies for erectile dysfunction, such as Low-intensity Shockwave Lithotripsy (LiSWT), and has garnered significant public interest. Read more about the clinical trial.…

UVA Researcher Receives NIH Funding for New Anti-Parasitic Drug

Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was awarded an R34 grant from the NIH to initiate clinical trial planning to determine if a repurposed…