Patient care

VCU Medical Center is ranked No. 1 among hospitals in Virginia. Award-winning physicians and Magnet-designated nursing staff provide patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.


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 top 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.

Medical expertise

VCU Health 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 Health news

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Professor explains new national depression screening recommendations for adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this week announced its new recommendation that all adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 be screened for depression. Alex Krist, M.D., an associate professor of family medicine and population health in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed the national recommendations, and offered insight about their purpose and their importance to teenagers, their families and their educators.


VCU Health celebrates Heart Month with free events, education and research

As the breezeway between Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the McGlothlin Medical Education Center buzzed with doctors, residents, nurses and other health care professionals on Friday, Marsha Rappley, M.D., CEO of VCU Health and vice president of health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, reflected for a moment on why heart health is close to her heart - pun intended.


Nursing student selected as Jonas Scholar

Christina Wilson, a Ph.D. student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was selected for the highly competitive Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. She is one of 425 doctoral students nationwide chosen for the 2016-18 cohort.


Alumni and friends

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 Health.