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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

HIV Outcomes Improved by Expanding On-Site Mental Health Services

Increasing access to mental health services improves HIV outcomes among vulnerable patients, a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. Based on their findings, the researchers are…

UVA Earns “A” in Leapfrog Patient Hospital Safety Grade

(Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national patient safety rating of all general hospitals…

Franck Azobou Tonleu’s Commitment To Service Stands Out

Franck Azobou Tonleu’s commitment to service drove his choice to become a doctor.(Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) In the Douala, Cameroon neighborhood where University of Virginia medical student Franck…

A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA

Francine Garrett-Bakelman, MD, PhD, is a cancer doctor and researcher at UVA. She worked with NASA on the twins study. On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home…

UVA’s Edward H. Egelman Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Edward Egelman, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Distinguished Research Career Earns Egelman One of Science’s Top Honors Edward…
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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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