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Office for Diversity at the School of Medicine

Welcome to the University of Virginia School of Medicine Office of Diversity

Welcome to the University of Virginia School of Medicine Office of Diversity

The University of Virginia School of Medicine


The University of Virginia has achieved an international reputation through comprehensive programs, expanding and pace-setting research and ability to attract leading scholars to its faculty. With the second highest endowment of any state-affiliated university in the United States, the University has comprehensive and multidisciplinary programs that are continuously advancing consistent with the vision of its founder, Thomas Jefferson.

The rural ambiance of central Virginia combined with the diversified and cosmopolitan communities surrounding the University offer a pleasant life style. With Washington DC 110 miles to the north and Richmond 70 miles to the east, there is easy access not only to major northeastern and southern cities but also to the beautiful Atlantic beaches and Blue Ridge mountains. 

Integral to the University of Virginia is its School of Medicine with more than 1,000 medical and graduateStudent students mingling with nearly 700 residents and fellows, all supported by 1,000 faculty plus nearly 900 volunteer clinicians members. Our balanced program of teaching, research and patient care attracts over four thousand applicants each year. Fifty-five percent of those admitted are from Virginia. Clinical teaching is accomplished in the nearly 600 bed University Medical Center, which is convenient to classrooms and laboratories, and in rural and urban locations throughout Virginia.

A collegial atmosphere encourages collaboration with the greater University. UVA Health System includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, University Medical Center, a level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. UVA is annually recognized as a top-tier medical school by U.S. News & World Report.

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