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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is a healthcare organization with more than 500 physicians in a multi-specialty group practice and eight not-for-profit hospitals. Carilion Clinic specializes in patient-centered care, medical education, and clinical research, with a goal of providing the best possible health outcome and healthcare experience for each patient.

The core of the Carilion Clinic is an integrated, multi-specialty physician group which through its physician leadership has accountability for all aspects of Carilion’s clinical outcomes, operations, and educational programs. As part of the multi-specialty physician group, 67 primary care physician practices stretch from far southwest Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley. Overall, Carilion provides services for the metropolitan Roanoke population of 250,000 and has a referral area of one million people, including a network of hospitals in Virginia, anchored by Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital which includes a new children's hospital, an advanced heart treatment center and floors designed for women’s care.



Among its services, Carilion provides a regional cancer center; cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery programs, Level I Trauma Center; Level III neonatal intensive care unit, neuro-trauma, medical, cardiac, and cardiac surgery intensive care units, neonatal intensive care, perinatology; pediatric intensive care, and numerous ambulatory departments.

Graduate Medical Education

Carilion has been involved in graduate medical education for more than 60 years. Carilion Clinic’s Department of Graduate Medical Education currently supports residency training in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, neurological surgery, and a transitional year. Carilion Clinic also sponsors fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric medicine, and geriatric psychiatry.

In addition, Carilion Clinic is actively engaged in the planning and development of new residency programs in emergency medicine and pediatrics, as well as fellowship programs in pulmonary and critical care, infectious diseases, and cardiology.

In addition to medical students, Carilion also educates nursing, physician assistant and allied health students from Radford University Carilion (RUC), Virginia Western Community College, and Radford University.