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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

A New Model for Medical Education 

    The virtual anatomy table at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine operates much like a giant iPad.


The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine joins Virginia Tech’s world-class strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering with Carilion Clinic's highly experienced medical staff and rich history in medical education to train the next generation of physician thought leaders. 

Why Virginia Tech Carilion?

A Unique Partnership

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine represents a new way forward in medical education. A unique, public-private partnership between a cutting-edge research university and a major health care institution, the school educates physician thought leaders through inquiry, research, and discovery.  Learn more >

A Dynamic Curriculum

An innovative learning culture is required to educate doctors who can adapt to the complex and ever-evolving medical landscape. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine employs an adult-learning model called patient-centered learning in its curriculum. This approach trains physicians to make patients the central focus, reduces the amount of passive learning, and includes real-life cases analyzed in facilitator-guided, small-group discussions. The school places an emphasis on acquisition, integration, and application of knowledge for life-long learning, along with peer teaching, communication, and professionalism.  Learn more >

Value Domains

The school has four “value domains” that are interwoven throughout the four-year curriculum. These value domains—basic science, clinical science, research, and interprofessionalism—are addressed in each block, rotation, and clinical experience. They also drive our educational goals and objectives, ensuring a solid foundation in the basic and clinical sciences, the development of clinical skills, and experiences in every major clinical discipline. The value domains also allow graduates the flexibility of pursuing any career option in medicine.  Learn more >

A Patient-Centered Curriculum

With the patient as a central focus, the unique curriculum stresses the importance of research, quality, safety, evidence-based medicine, interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork, chronic disease management, wellness and prevention, and public health.  Learn more >

An Extraordinary Approach

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is no ordinary medical school. Only 15 percent of medical schools across the country employ a patient-centered learning curriculum. Our research program is longitudinal and integrated throughout the four years of study, with each student required to produce a research project of publishable caliber before graduation. Only 5 percent of medical schools nationwide offer research as a key curricular component. And the school is the only one in the country to thread interprofessional learning throughout the curriculum.

A Rigorous Experience

The school’s small class size—averaging just 42 students—enables ample individualized attention, intense student participation, and a rich educational experience. Our rigorous admissions process selects students with the talent, passion, and resilience to thrive in a challenging environment.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine graduates are highly sought after by residency programs and will go on to become physician thought leaders in their chosen fields of medicine. 

Accreditation Status

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to operate in Virginia. 

In addition, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the doctor of medicine (MD) degree. 

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine also received full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in June 2014.

Contact Us

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

2 Riverside Circle Suite M140
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (540) 526-2500
Fax: (540) 581-0741

For Admissions Inquiries:
VTCSOM Admissions
(540) 526-2560

For Media Inquiries:
Paula Byron
Director of Communications
(540) 526-2027

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