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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Just When You Thought Our Medical Students Couldn’t Be More Awesome, They Go and Do This…

I’ve been writing about our students in the School of Medicine for nearly a decade. One constant I’ve noticed throughout the years: med students always leave me in awe. This…

Everything You Need To Know About Your Smartphone’s New COVID-19 Tracker

Apparently a global pandemic makes strange bedfellows. That was one of the first things to come to mind following the recent announcement that Google and Apple would work together to…

Q&A: UVA Health COO On The Unique Opportunities Of An Academic Medical Center

As an academic medical center, UVA Health can draw on resources across the University to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) When it comes to…

Timely $1 Million Grant To UVA Health Boosts Ability To Produce COVID-19 Tests

Since UVA Health began testing for COVID-19, faculty, administrators and staff have been working around the clock to expand testing capabilities. What began just a week ago with an initial…

Biocomplexity Institute Wins $10M Grant To Thwart Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, researchers at the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute have won a new $10 million, five-year collaborative “Expeditions in Computing” grant from the…

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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