Medical Students Honor Anatomical Donors

The University of Virginia Health System has a small patient population who are silent. They make no appointments and have no further need of medical care. In fact, they arrive with a single purpose: to assist medical students. These patients have … [Read more...]

Potential ‘Fountain of Youth’ Gene May Offer Way to Block Detrimental Effects of Aging

A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The findings … [Read more...]

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...]