MCV Campus

Academic Health Center

As the only academic health center in the region, VCU Health is more than a hospital. Through its three-pronged mission, it offers the highest quality patient care, education and research in Central Virginia.

Academic health centers are unique because of this three-pronged approach: patient care, education and research. The MCV Campus has a legacy of providing the most prestigious healthcare education and research since 1838, which translates into the most advanced care available more quickly, for you and your loved ones.

How does an academic health center benefit me?

Compassionate Care

VCU Health is the region’s only Level 1 trauma center so it can handle the most critical cases, and with more than 750 physicians in 200 specialties it can handle the most complex cases. Our teams of doctors, nurses, researchers, students and teachers bring a level of expertise and specialization to patient care that is simply not available elsewhere.

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The best and the brightest come here to learn about leading-edge techniques and treatments. Patients benefit by faster access to this technology through the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and work with the same physicians leading the research, who are well-versed in the latest advances.

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Through VCU’s five health sciences schools (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) and Massey Cancer Center, more than 4,200 students are trained each year in the most advanced techniques to meet Virginia’s healthcare needs, right here in our community.

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