Patient Care Mission

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Patient Care Mission

The Best in Care Backed by Research and Knowledge

Marcus Martin Teaching Simulation

Ultimately, every discovery we make, every student we teach, and each step we take in the School of Medicine has the same goal providing better care for patients.

With our full cadre of physicians, scientists, and teachers, we offer exceptional patient care informed by up-to-the-minute research.

We are innovators in offering new treatments to our patients, bringing research breakthroughs to patient care, harnessing new technologies to reach out to underserved populations, and restructuring our clinical approach and facilities to better meet our patients’ needs.

Such diligence has made the UVA Medical Center one of the nation’s top hospitals.

  • 3 of our medical specialties ranked among the nation's top 50.
  • The "Best Doctors in America" list includes 186 UVA physicians.
  • 47 of our physicians are listed in the 2010 edition of "America's Top Doctors."
  • 16 UVA doctors are listed in "America's Top Doctors for Cancer."


Never content with yesterday's advances, we strive daily to find new and better ways to transform research into care.


Jefferson's University

The School of Medicine was one of the original "schools" in Thomas Jefferson's establishing of the University.   Jefferson corresponded with scholars in America and Europe, seeking the best faculty to teach in the areas of philosophy, arts, foreign languages, science, law, and medicine.