to the Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine is at the forefront of medical education, patient care and biomedical research at UVA School of Medicine. We are the largest academic department at the University of Virginia, encompassing ten subspecialty divisions, a thriving education program that trains 100 residents and 90 fellows each year, almost 300 clinical and research faculty members, and a staff of over 250.
The DOM community of faculty, fellows, residents, researchers and staff do extraordinary work everyday: caring for patients, teaching medical students, graduate and postgraduate trainees, conducting basic and clinical research — and providing the infrastructure to support all this activity.
The work of the Department of Medicine is essential in shaping the next generation of physicians, medical researchers and healthcare leaders, at UVA and beyond. Your gift can help support our vital mission.
Provide funding to recruit and retain the best medical faculty
The Department of Medicine seeks funding for endowed professorships to recruit outstanding faculty in internal medicine and its related disciplines: allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology/hepatology, geriatrics, infectious diseases, nephrology, palliative care, and pulmonary and critical care medicine. Endowed chairs help UVA compete with other universities for exceptional faculty, and recognize and reward professors who are leaders in research or teaching. The need for faculty support is particularly acute given the growing shortages of physicians nationwide — particularly in internal and general medicine — and the intense competition to attract top-notch faculty in these fields.
Clinical and Basic Research:
Support the search for new cures and treatments of diseases
Gifts to the Department of Medicine to support research, particularly seed funding, will help the department open doors to innovative new therapies and cures. Federal and state grant funding is highly competitive and has declined significantly over the past decade; research support fosters innovation that makes government funding more likely down the road. The department’s clinical research priorities include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hematology and oncology.
Support the Internal Medicine Residency Program
The department’s three-year Internal Medicine Residency Program, which admits approximately 30 MDs each year, has a long tradition of developing physicians of the highest caliber who excel in all aspects of research and patient care. As one of the top internal medicine residency programs in the nation, it attracts a large number of highly competitive applicants from across the country. To keep the residency program strong, funding is needed to support scholarships, mentoring programs and innovative new models for clinical training.
For more information on supporting these initiatives in the Department of Medicine, contact the UVa Health System Development Office at 800-297-0102, or 434-982-1929.