Category: Education

First-Year Students Experience Service from Community-Oriented Course

There are no tests. There are no traditional letter grades. Rather, there are content sessions on topics such as poverty, housing, and health; child welfare and abuse; LGBTQ health; mental…

Relive Graduation Weekend With Two New Videos

The School of Medicine students' Final Exercises took place the weekend of May 15. You may have already seen the photos on social media or here on the Dean's Office…

138 Photos from the School of Medicine’s Graduation Weekend

Congratulations to all the School of Medicine graduates — medical, biomedical sciences, and medical scientist training program students, alike! — who make up an outstanding Class of 2019! We wish…

Community Partnered Medicine Elective Rolls Out This Summer

Starting in summer 2019, a new elective — Community Partnered Medicine — will become the latest addition to the School of Medicine’s fourth-year curriculum. It has been designed to prepare…

Innovative Approach: Kids Teach Students the Basics of Pediatrics

Every year for one instruction period, children are the teachers to our first-year medical students. Newborns, infants, toddlers, children, tweens, and teens visit the class. They teach students about gross-…

Connecting to the Waiting Patient: Trainum Pioneers Positive Change for Students

I love that our faculty and staff are constantly asking themselves, “What’s best for our students?” A great example of this is how Heather Trainum, Clerkship Coordinator for the Department…

BIMS Incoming Class: By the Numbers

Ever since Amy Bouton, PhD, Associate Dean of Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs, sent me numbers for the incoming Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) class, I cannot stop thinking about them. The…

First-Ever BIMS Reunion Weekend a Smashing Success [PHOTOS]

Over 225 alumni, faculty, and current trainees participated in the first-ever Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Reunion Weekend, April 12-14. Considered a smashing success, the event drew alumni who received degrees in…

Student-Organized Symposium Nearly Three Decades Old

Collaboration. Innovation. Dedication. Teamwork. These are important attributes in teaching, conducting research, and practicing medicine. The Graduate Biosciences Society (GBS) has found that they are also critical when organizing its…

VMED Update: Saving Time With Honor

Over the past year, you have heard about the development and rollout of Virginia Medicine (VMED), an integrated learning-, curriculum-, and student-management system. Last year, we discussed the first iteration of…