Why the University of Virginia?
Based in Charlottesville,
Virginia, the University of Virginia Health System embodies the
leadership and inventiveness personified by its founder, Thomas
Jefferson. Two centuries ago, 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 tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering
better ways to treat disease.
The UVA Health
System strives to continually expand in all of our missions: patient
care, education and research. To support this, we are actively engaged
in improving our physical facilities, recruiting and retaining
excellent faculty and staff, expanding our clinical programs,
strengthening our recognized centers of excellence, and streamlining
our processes for health care delivery.
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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.