What is VCU Medical Center?
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is the overarching name for VCU’s entire medical enterprise, including its hospitals and clinical care facilities; health sciences schools; and medical research.
This combination of exceptional patient care, education and research has made it one of the nation's leading academic medical centers.
Our five health sciences schools offer undergraduate, graduate and professional programs — including three graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in the country — as well as residencies and fellowships.
VCU is among the 200 research universities worldwide. Our researchers are committed to advancing our knowledge of the world around us and improving our overall quality of life — one groundbreaking discovery after another.
VCU Medical Center offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note. Learn about some of our featured specialties below or view the full list.
VCU physician argues for short-course antibiotic therapy in New England Journal of Medicine editorial
Doctors should prescribe shorter antibiotic treatment courses for patients recovering from abdominal sepsis surgery, according to a study published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
VCU, VCU Health System and Bon Secours Richmond Health System today announced that after significant review they believe the proposed freestanding independent children's hospital ("ICH") model is not a viable approach for Richmond.
VCU offers a multitude of ways for alumni and friends to stay connected with the university and to help support the hospital and health sciences schools as well as the vital research taking place at VCU Medical Center.