Patient care

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

Education

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.

Research

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 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.

Medical center news

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Heart health pharmaceuticals expert answers questions in Twitter chat

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.

07-06-2015

Medical students spend summer with World Health Organization to improve global health

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.

06-29-2015

School of Medicine professor weighs in on the Affordable Care Act debate

Peter Cunningham, Ph.D., has been researching the financial burden of health care on American families since the early 2000s

06-23-2015

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 Medical Center.