Rescue in the Appalachians: Students in Wilderness Medicine Course

The UVA School of Medicine offers a unique course in Wilderness Medicine which includes real life rescue simulations, such as rescuing a fallen, unresponsive hiker from the Appalachian Mountains, as shown in the video … [Read more...]

Medical Students and National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month and the Transplantation Interest Group, a student-run group whose goal is to “advance knowledge and awareness about transplantation among medical students and empower them to engage with the transplant community” … [Read more...]

UVA Med Student Plays Ukulele to Comfort Patients

Thomas Ball, as a third year of medical school, found himself standing in a patient’s doorway, holding a ukulele. He scanned the room for IV poles and active interventions for the patient, who was blind and hard of hearing. Ball stood in the doorway … [Read more...]

Match Day 2016: 100% Match

On Friday, March 18, with a huge roar just after noon, the UVA School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 opened envelopes and learned where they would be heading for additional training as residents. All 153 members of … [Read more...]

Salmonella’s Strange Recipe for Defeating the Immune System

Pathogen Uses Its Food to Know When and How to Attack, Researchers Find In a surprising new discovery about potentially deadly salmonella, researchers have determined that the foodborne bacteria has a most unexpected way of telling where it is in … [Read more...]