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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This UVA Health Staple Has Been Invaluable During The Pandemic

Patricia Otterness, left, and Lydia Hanson have formed a close bond through the Patient Student Partnership. (Contributed photo) Shortly after Lydia Hanson and Patricia Otterness were matched in the University…

Blood Test At COVID-19 Diagnosis Can Predict Disease Severity, Study Finds

Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications Doctors can examine COVID-19 patients’ blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a…

This UVA Pediatrician Can Predict Your Stroke Risk

Doctors can predict patients’ risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess…

Eager To Act, Doctor Partners With Charlottesville Schools On At-Home Stem Kits

Dr. Sana Syed is a doctor and scientist with a background in pediatrics, gastroenterology, global health and data science. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) Last month, many University of…

From Trivia To Medical Supplies, Medical Students Step Up During A Global Pandemic

“Quarantine Trivia” is one of the many ways School of Medicine students are making a difference this summer. Each Tuesday night at 8 p.m., University of Virginia School of Medicine…

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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