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    Dr. Carvalho Spotlight

Helena Carvalho, Ph.D., has come a long way from her days as a student in Brazil. As a researcher and assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, she is using her vast skill set to educate the next generation of physicians.



    Dr. Schmidt-Dalton Spotlight

When Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, M.D., heard a few years ago that the newly-forming Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine would use a problem-based learning format, she wanted to get involved. She has been a busy woman the past couple of years, helping to shape the clinical skills curriculum.



    Dr. Dorey Spotlight

C. Kathleen Dorey, Ph.D., has plenty to keep her busy. When the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine professor is not giving a lecture or acting as a small group facilitator, she is focused on research.



    Lace Spotlight Archival

The Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE)  is one of the many educational experiences that Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students will have outside of the classroom. The LACE experience incorporates skills learned in the classroom into a clinical setting. 



    Dr. Trinkle spotlight

David Trinkle, M.D., is a busy person. As associate dean of community and culture at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, vice mayor of Roanoke, and a local business owner, he tirelessly networks in search of new and innovative ways to involve VTC students in the Roanoke community.



    Dr. Richard Vari Spotlight

Starting a new medical school and developing an innovative curriculum can be a daunting task, but Rick Vari was up to the challenge. As the country’s first chair of a department of interprofessionalism in medical education, he is hard at work to not only ensure the success of the program, but the success of the students as well. “We want to prepare them to become physician thought leaders, and interprofessionalism is a part of that process,” said Vari.



    Flexner 100 Years Later Spotlight

Abraham Flexner published a report calling for a reevaluation of medical curriculum that is often credited with laying the groundwork for modern medical education.  Now, 100 years later, there’s a new push to change the ways students learn medicine.  The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is responding with its innovative curriculum and focus on developing physician thought leaders.




    VTC White Coat Ceremony

The students in the charter class of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine took another step towards becoming physician thought leaders.  The Class of 2014 participated in a White Coat Ceremony on Friday, October 29, 2010.



    VTC Welcomes Charter Class

After years of planning and preparation, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) opened the doors to welcome the charter class for the start of school.




    Dr. Tim Johnson

Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., has a theory.  As the former associate dean for research and chair of basic science at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Johnson believes that physicians who are adept consumers and users of research will deliver higher quality patient care and will continue a steady push into new frontiers of medicine.



    Dean Cynda Ann Johnson

Just off Jefferson Street, near downtown Roanoke, Va., a quiet revolution is taking place.  Harnessing the power of research and medicine, Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic have joined forces to create the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., president and founding dean, along with her colleagues, are reinventing the modern medical school.



    Now Recruiting Charter Class
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's educational program leading to the M.D. degree has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and is now recruiting students for the school's first class of aspiring physicians.