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...]

Blue Ridge Poison Center: More Than a Hotline

More Than a Hotline! Blue Ridge Poison Center Announces Poisoning Prevention Week; releases video to encourage programming the number into your phone: 1-800-222-1212. https://youtu.be/tzj1zmKahFE Answering calls about possible poison … [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. https://youtu.be/vE8BudVAPt4 All 153 members of … [Read more...]

New Blood Test at UVA Offers Better Monitoring of Diabetes

Improved A1C Test Can Also Predict Diabetes Risk, Detect Blood Abnormalities A new, more precise version of the A1C test, which is used to monitor diabetes over time, is now being offered at the University of Virginia Health System. The improved … [Read more...]