Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
MottoUt Prosim (Latin)
Motto in English
That I May Serve
TypePublic
EstablishedJanuary 3, 2007[1]
Parent institution
Virginia Tech
DeanLee Learman
Location, ,
U.S.

37°16′11″N 79°57′36″W / 37.2696°N 79.9601°W / 37.2696; -79.9601Coordinates: 37°16′11″N 79°57′36″W / 37.2696°N 79.9601°W / 37.2696; -79.9601
ColorsChicago maroon (Virginia Tech) and Carilion Blue[2]          
Websitewww.medicine.vtc.vt.edu

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a public medical school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) located in Roanoke, in the U.S. state of Virginia. The medical school is associated with a university-level research institute called the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. Formed as a public–private partnership with the Carilion Clinic, the medical school grants the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to its graduates. Initially a private institution from 2008-2018, the medical school became an official college of Virginia Tech on July 1, 2018.[3][4]

History[edit]

The college was founded in 2007, and the inaugural class began coursework in August 2010. The founding President and Dean of the medical school was Dr. Cynda Ann Johnson, who previously served as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor at East Carolina University. In December 2018, Dr. Johnson retired,[5] and in July, 2019, Dr. Lee Learman became dean.[6]

On June 19, 2014, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) granted full accreditation to the school for its medical education program M.D. degree at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.[7] In 2019, the LCME continued full accreditation for VTCSOM for eight years, the longest term granted.[8]

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. [9]

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine welcomed its 10th class on July 29, 2019[10]. Since its opening, six classes of around 40 students each have graduated, with 100 percent of graduates matching to residency programs.[11] 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.[12]

Research[edit]

Named the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute when it opened on Sept. 1, 2010, the institute was renamed the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in December 2018 in recognition of a $50 million gift from the Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust, and Heywood and Cynthia Fralin. Researchers focus on biomedical sciences and basic, translational, and clinical research. In 2019, the research institute had 27 research teams, each led by a principal investigator who also holds a faculty appointment at Virginia Tech.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About VTC - VTC Home Page - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute". vt.edu. 17 March 2009. Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  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. ^ "Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine officially a college of Virginia Tech". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  4. ^ "Education". vt.edu.
  5. ^ "Cynda Ann Johnson announces plans to retire as founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  6. ^ "Lee Learman named dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  7. ^ "Accreditation". vt.edu.
  8. ^ "Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine approved for longest term by accreditor". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  9. ^ "Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine officially a college of Virginia Tech". vt.edu. 1 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine welcomes its 10th class". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  11. ^ "Residency Matching". medicine.vtc.vt.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  12. ^ "Class Statistics". vt.edu.
  13. ^ "About the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute". vt.edu.

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