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

Martin Honored by Association of Women Surgeons

Allison Martin, MD, MPH Congratulations to Allison Martin, MD, MPH, General Surgery Resident, on receiving the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award. This honor from the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) “recognizes surgical…

SOM Pilots a New Online Learning Management System. Who Knew It Could Be So Much Fun?

Let the games begin! When it was time to test Virginia Medicine’s (VMED) new online learning management system (, the School of Medicine technology team took a fun and innovative…

Study Reveals World’s Children Being Harmed by Unseen Infections

Researchers Liz Rogawski McQuade (from left), James A. Platts-Mills and Eric R. Houpt. Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development,…

UVA’s Social Issues in Medicine Course

Medical students in Dr. Mohan Nadkarni’s course devoted more than 4,000 hours of service to the local community. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications) Fourteen years ago, Dr. Mohan Nadkarni…

Ithrive Awards Pilot Funding to Four Multi-institutional Research Projects

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, is using the power of collaboration to accelerate the development of new treatments and cures. (Photo by Coe Sweet) The…

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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