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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UVA Discovery Reveals Potential Way To Prevent Heart Attacks, and Strokes

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential way to head off heart attacks and strokes by strengthening the fibrous caps overlying atherosclerotic plaques that…

UVA Scientist Developing Gene Therapy to Help Girls with Rett Syndrome

UVA researcher Sanchita Bhatnagar is developing an innovative gene therapy for children with Rett syndrome. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) Reprinted from UVA Today, 03/16/21 University of Virginia School…

Offering Career-Changers a Different Path to Medical School

Cohort members attend a weekly seminar, taught by Dr. Robert Powers, on U.S. health care, focusing on its structure, bioethics and other issues. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications) By…

Q&A: What New COVID-19 Variants Mean For Our Vaccine Options

Dr. William Petri says the high efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have given the U.S. “a cushion” even as new variants of the virus proliferate. (Photo by…

$4.4 Million Grant to Boost UVA Health’s Home Monitoring Services

A three-year, $4.4 million Federal Communications Commission grant will enable UVA Health to expand its Interactive Home Monitoring care for patients with serious and chronic conditions, including COVID-19 and diabetes.…

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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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