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 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.
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.
Earlier this month, a panel of outside advisers recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a new cholesterol-lowering drug that blocks a protein called PCSK9, which interferes with the liver's ability to clear bad cholesterol. While the FDA is not obliged to follow the advice of its advisory panels, it typically does. If approved, the new biotech drugs would be the first major addition to the list of cholesterol-lowering medicines since statins were first prescribed in the late 1980s.
Two students in VCU's School of Medicine are interning this summer in Geneva at the World Health Organization to work on projects that seek to improve the cost-effectiveness of medical treatments and to stamp out the diseases of poverty.
Peter Cunningham, Ph.D., has been researching the financial burden of health care on American families since the early 2000s
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.