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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 as post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs. A few examples of our educational excellence:
Our College of 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. 15 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. Current research awards to the MCV Campus total $483.4 million, with new fiscal 2017 awards to our five health sciences schools of $150.4 million.
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.
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Fighting Back: Medical Student Targeting Cancer
Seth Spencer, having completed his first year as a student at VCU School of Medicine, is staying on the MCV Campus this summer to begin his fight to ensure young people in the future won’t have to face what he did.
The Bourne Family Scholarship: Supporting the Next Household
As an incoming student in the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Coffee Bourne was already a mother of three. In her last year of school, She found out she was pregnant again. After she graduated, Coffee and her husband Adam established the Bourne Family Scholarship to benefit full-time nurse anesthesia students who have dependents.
Digital Dentistry: Bringing Cutting Edge Technology to the Classroom and the Clinic
Dr. Sompop Bencharit is the VCU School of Dentistry's first-ever director of digital dentistry, a position that allows him to explore and teach emerging technology in the classroom and apply the best new tools and procedures in the clinic.