Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

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Virginia Tech Carillon School of
Medicine and Research Institute
Virginia Tech Seal
Motto Ut Prosim (Latin)
Motto in English
That I May Serve
Type Public medical school
Established January 3, 2007[1]
Parent institution
Virginia Tech
Dean Cynda Ann Johnson
Location Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.
Colors Chicago maroon and Burnt orange[2]          
Website www.vtc.vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is a medical school and university-level research institute of Virginia Tech. It was formed as a public-private partnership with the Carilion Clinic, with the medical school and the research institute located in Roanoke, Virginia. The medical school grants the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), degrees to its graduates.[3]

History

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute was officially established On January 3, 2007. Virginia Tech's President Dr. Charles Steger, Carilion Clinic President and CEO Edward G. Murphy, and the Governor of Virginia Tim Kaine joined to announce the creation of a public-private partnership in the form of a new medical school and research institute. The founding President and Dean of the medical school is Dr. Cynda Ann Johnson. Dr. Johnson previously served as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University. The founding Executive Director of the research institute is Dr. Michael J. Friedlander. Dr. Friedlander previously served as the Wilhemina Robertson-endowed Professor of Neuroscience, the Chair of Neuroscience, and the Director of Neuroscience Initiatives at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is also currently Virginia Tech's Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology.

Public-Private Partnership and Integration

Collectively called Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC), the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute leverages the university's world-class strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering with Carilion Clinic’s highly experienced medical staff and rich history in medical education. The VTC improves human health and quality of life by providing leadership in medical education and biomedical and clinical research. In May 2008, the governor of Virginia formally signed legislation approving a capital projects bond package including $59 million for the VTC.[4] On July 1st 2018, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine became the official 9th college of Virginia Tech, fully integrating with the university, while maintaining its close relationship with Carilion Clinic. [5]

Accreditation

On June 19, 2014, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education granted full accreditation to the school for its medical education program M.D. degree at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.[6]

Medical school admissions

Admission to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is considered to be highly competitive. For the M.D. class of 2020, 42 students were selected out of 4,611 applicants. The class' undergraduate average GPA was 3.6, while the average MCAT score was 32.[7]

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opened on September 1, 2010, The institute focuses on biomedical sciences and basic, translational, and clinical research. The Research Institute now[when?] has 25 research teams, each led by a principal investigator who also holds a faculty appointment at Virginia Tech.[8]

References

  1. ^ "About VTC - VTC Home Page - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute". vt.edu. 17 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Brand Guide: Virginia Tech Identity Standards and Style Guide" (PDF). Virginia Tech. February 2015. p. 10. Retrieved November 4, 2015. The burnt orange and Chicago maroon are the university's official colors that were adopted in 1896. 
  3. ^ "Education". vt.edu. 
  4. ^ "About VTC - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute". vt.edu. 17 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine officially a college of Virginia Tech". vt.edu. 1 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Accreditation". vt.edu. 
  7. ^ "Class Statistics". vt.edu. 
  8. ^ "About the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute". vt.edu. 

External links

  • Official website

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