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We’re passionate about passing our legacy of excellence and innovation to the next generation of healthcare providers.

Located on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus in downtown Richmond, VCU Health Sciences includes five health sciences schools — Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy — and the Massey Cancer Center.

More than 4,200 students come here from around the world to learn from our award-winning faculty and receive cutting-edge training that will allow them to make a difference in people’s lives. We offer more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional levels, as well post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs. A few examples of our educational excellence: 

  • Our School of Allied Health Professions has five programs ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report, with three of those programs ranked in the top five: Nurse Anesthesia (1), Health Administration (3) and Rehabilitation Counseling (4).

  • Our School of Dentistry is the only dental school in Virginia, shaping the future of dental education and research in the Commonwealth and beyond. It provides comprehensive dentistry that promotes oral health and access to care for human wellness, receiving 99,245 unique patient visits in 2016 and treating 2,300 dental emergencies.

  • Our School of Medicine is one of eight medical schools selected for the Association of American Medical Colleges cohort that will identify, implement and share practices to improve community health and reduce health inequities for patients.

  • Our School of Nursing is ranked among the top 50 graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and is renowned for its community engagement that brings together interprofessional teams of students and faculty to address healthcare disparities in vulnerable and underserved individuals throughout the community. 

  • Our School of Pharmacy annually offers more than $600,000 in scholarships and awards to students in its Pharm.D. and graduate programs. It's also ranked No. 12 in the country for NIH funding according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

  • Ensuring a future of strong, dynamic scientists and clinicians is an important part of Massey Cancer Center's mission. Massey’s Training and Education Program is advancing the careers of promising scholars, increasing integration of cancer education with cancer research and ensuring a pipeline of scientists, researchers and health care professionals.

As part of a vibrant academic health center, VCU Health Sciences maintains an aggressive research portfolio. Total research awards for the five health sciences schools on the MCV Campus amounted to $155.4 million in fiscal year 2016, which represents approximately 57 percent of the university’s total research awards. 

The educational programs are supported by an institutional commitment to world-class teaching and the 865-bed teaching hospital. We provide the very best in education, research and compassionate care for the Central Virginia community and beyond.

Contact us to learn how you can set up a scholarship or professorship in the name of a loved one or faculty member.

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