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

Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis Identified at UVA

UVA neuroscientists, from left, Megan Chappell, Alban Gaultier and Anthony Fernández-Castañeda are now seeking ways to promote brain repair. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) Cells that scientists have largely…

UVA Heart Rhythm Experts Bring Lifesaving Devices to Dominican Republic

The distance from Charlottesville to the Dominican Republic is 1,423 miles. But UVA Health and this small Caribbean nation have forged close ties. Over the past decade, UVA cardiovascular experts…

Scientists Identify Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

UVA transplant surgeon Dr. Kenneth Brayman is working with researchers at UVA and Vanderbilt University to understand the role of human immunoglobulin, or IgM, in the development of diabetes. (Photo…

UVA Leads Statewide, University-Based Coalition to Battle the Opioid Crisis

Opioids are the leading cause of accidental death in Virginia. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is leading a statewide effort to battle the opioid crisis and reduce the…

September 16-19: Second-Year Students Present Primary Care Week

School of Medicine’s Generalist Scholars Program students: (front row, l-r): Jeffrey White, Eugenie (Genie) Hughes; (back row) Brett Jackson, Morgan Tyler, Haley Meade, and Andrew Burns. On September 16-19, the…
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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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