History

History

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The University of Virginia School of Medicine is the 10th oldest medical school in the United States, opening in March of 1825. The 680 bed University Hospital is just over 13 years old and is continually being updated to remain state of the art, with a Critical Care Tower addition under construction that will be completed in 2012.

For the last 5 years it was ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the country by the US News and World Report survey. There are seven intensive care units and a number of specialized programs drawing patients from three states.  Interdisciplinary programs are a vital part of the University philosophy and enrich the experience for all involved.