Aside from traditional MD degrees, UVA also offers PhD degrees in biomedical sciences (BIMS). This program involves coursework, laboratory research, research retreats, seminars, and other events to help them be better prepared for a clinical focus on diseases. Other PhD degrees include biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics; biomedical engineering; microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases, molecular cell and developmental biology; and molecular medicine. Some students choose to participate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program or the Medical Science Training Program. These graduate degree programs allow students to choose from more than 70 specialties.
UVA’s curriculum focuses on NxGen, or the Next Generation Cells to Society Curriculum. Students take courses and participate in labs that blend basic and clinical sciences. Students are taught by integrating content around organ systems and must demonstrate mastery of the “12 UVA School of Medicine Competences Required of the Contemporary Physician.” This is how they prove they have the necessary clinical skills to practice medicine. Some of the most popular specialties at UVA are anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, and diagnostic radiology.
There are also many student organizations. The clubs vary greatly in topic, including the Anesthesiology Interest Group and the Christian Medical Association. The unique curriculum and hands-on training opportunities make UVA School of Medicine a great choice for many medical students.
In State: 18.6%
Out of State: 81.4%
In State: 55.8%
Out of State: 44.2%
Average MCAT*: 516.8
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.82
* Most schools still report their average MCAT on the old scale, so new-scale scores are often our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $126,024,556
Average MD Graduate Debt: $120,301
Faculty Student Ratio: 1.5
Accepts international students (provided they have completed at least 90 semester hours in the US, Canada or UK)
2016-2017 Tuition: $48,114
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $69,642
Out of State:
2016-2017 Tuition: $58,920
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $80,448
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