Why the University of Virginia?
Two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson established the University of Virginia and the nation’s 10th medical school, which has since grown into a nationally renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating future healthcare leaders, and discovering better ways to treat disease.
UVA Health System strives to continually expand in all its missions: patient care, education and research. To support this, it is actively engaged in improving its physical facilities, recruiting and retaining excellent faculty and staff, expanding its clinical programs, strengthening recognized centers of excellence, and streamlining processes for healthcare delivery.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle region boasts an outstanding array of accomplishments and attractions. Each year thousands of tourists view the Grounds of the University of Virginia, the homes of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, and the wineries of Albemarle County. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley offer plentiful recreational opportunities, adding to the high quality of life provided by the historical character and natural beauty of the area. A vibrant University and student landscape supplies cultural and social outlets for any interest.