What Our Patients Say

We are grateful for our patient partners. Here is what our patients have said about the partnership:

“Nearly three years after I met Ms. K, she told me,  ‘we have accomplished a lot together … by working as a team to make a difference for other patients and future doctors.’  I will be forever indebted to Ms. K for her willingness to build this relationship at the outset of my training.”

Ms. K, Patient Partner and Walker Redd, Student Class of 2018

“When my PCP asked if I’d like to participate in this much needed program, as a former Critical Care RN, I  immediately said yes– knowing firsthand of the need for such a program!  The development of a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients is very important in the provision of clinical  medical care. I’m thrilled that the University of Virginia Medical School will be at the forefront in teaching its students a skill that’s been sorely lacking in traditional medical school education.  Having a one on one relationship with the same patient over four years of training will prepare the medical students to meet this need early on. I’m looking forward to working with my student and happy for the opportunity!”

Glenda D., RN, Patient Partner and Registered Nurse