What is the VCU Medical Center?
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is the overarching name for VCU’s entire medical enterprise and conceptually integrates VCU’s hospitals and clinical care facilities; health sciences schools; and medical research. This combination of exceptional patient care, world-class education and trailblazing research has propelled it to take its spot among the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
Our award-winning physicians and Magnet-designated nursing staff are at the forefront of health care, providing patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.
Our five health sciences schools offer undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, as well as residencies and fellowships.
The 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.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Service Award on Sheldon M. Retchin, M.D., senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, as part of its 2013 Outstanding Service Awards.
The VCU School of Nursing has received a three-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant totaling more than $1.2 million to study the influence of genetic factors on pain perception and how this may contribute to an increased risk of chronic low back pain.
On workdays, Daisy Pollock wakes up and takes her usual bath. She has her nails cleaned, her teeth and hair brushed, and then she slides into her blue uniform.
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 the VCU Medical Center.