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: 1-800-222-1222. 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. 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...]