Category: Education

Highlights: November MAC Meeting

The School of Medicine’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) met on Nov. 10, 2020, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom. Here are highlights from that meeting: Introductory Comments David S. Wilkes, MD │…

Check Out These Great (and Educational!) Posters Created by Our Social Issues in Medicine Students

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the School of Medicine was unable to hold its annual Social Issues in Medicine poster session in late April. However, the amazing work of our…

Apply Now: The Academy for Excellence in Education

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is launching The Academy for Excellence in Education. “For” is the operative word because The Academy’s focus is on building a community of…

Highlights: October MAC Meeting

The School of Medicine’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) met on Oct. 13, 2020, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom. Here are highlights from that meeting: Introductory Comments David S. Wilkes, MD │…

Five Years Later: What We Have Accomplished

Dear Colleagues: Five years! It almost seems like yesterday when I first came to the School of Medicine with hope, ambition, excitement, and possibility for the School. These hopes and…

Our Anatomy Lab is Awesome, and We Are Grateful for the Donors Who Make It Possible

Everywhere we turn it seems as if the pandemic is changing our world. Medical education is no exception. Last spring, our anatomy classes moved online, and students learned about the…

Med Students Address Burden of Healthcare Costs With New Speaker Series

The cost of healthcare and the downstream effects it can have on a patient — financially and medically — can be devastating. Two of our medical students are looking to…

SOM Launching New Mentoring Program for Early-Career Faculty

Last fall, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development piloted a mentoring program for newly hired, early-career faculty that was embraced by both faculty mentors and mentees and will…

Sept. 14-18: Second-Year Generalist Scholars Present Primary Care Week

Sept. 14-18, the second-year Generalist Scholars Program students at the School of Medicine will present Primary Care Week. Here is a list of scheduled events open to all: THE IMPACT OF COVID…

Why I’m Wearing a Mask (and You Should, Too!)

While there is still much we need to learn about COVID-19, we do know that the best, most reliable, and cheapest way to stem its spread is by doing two…