MD Curriculum

The University of Virginia School of Medicine strives to attract, motivate and guide a talented and diverse student body on their journey to becoming tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Our students thrive in an environment that emphasizes collaboration, hands-on experiences, research and scholarship, service to others and quality patient care.

Our approach blends rigorous academic standards with the nurturing spirit of a close-knit community. We provide training and opportunities that instill compassion, technical ability and a lifelong thirst for knowledge.

Student Experiences

School of Medicine students share their personal experiences during their time studying at UVA.
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MD Curriculum

The School of Medicine eschews the traditional split of basic and clinical sciences and, instead, employs a system-based learning experience.
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Education Highlights

Dr. Mo Nadkarni, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, talks about the education program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
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Location: UVA Education Resource Center Auditorium | 1240 Lee Street Date: 05/05/2022 – 05/05/2022 Time: 5:15pm – 6:45pm Please join us for the Social Issues in Medicine “Community Poster Session”…

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The UVA Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BIMS) Lab Coat Ceremony was celebrated on April 15. This event marks the transition of our first-year BIMS students to the next phase of…

Foundations of Clinical Medicine Coaching Associates Program

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