Son of refugee parents finds home at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Omar Salman remembers what it was like to struggle to get decent medical care. That memory was one of the factors that pointed him on the path of career in medicine. As the son of two Palestinian refugees, living in Kuwait and later in Jordan, Salman thought going to medical school was outside the realm of possibilities.
Fidel Valea, M.D. named chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has named Fidel Valea, M.D., chair of its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a role he will also hold with Carilion Clinic.
Carol Gilbert wins prestigious Humanism in Medicine Award
Carol Gilbert, associate professor of surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the AAMC. The award honors physicians who exemplify the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor for medical students.
First Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship awarded at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Born in England and raised by a single mother with modest financial means, Amie Calimlim recently became the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first recipient of the Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship, which was established to honor the memory of a student in the school’s charter class.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine remembrance wall will honor charter class member Caroline Osborne
In one of her personal statements to medical school, Caroline described herself as a “quilt of many colors” because of all of her interests and strengths. During her third year of medical school she was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma.
Unique curriculum for new medical students underscores meaning of white coat
The white coat — certainly one of the most-recognized and revered symbols of the medical profession. For many medical students, their first time donning that crisp, white jacket with their name neatly embroidered on the front shows the world that after much hard work, they finally made it to medical school.
Medical student receives Fulbright to study the treatment of opiate addiction at Canadian supervised injection facility
A rising third-year student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will embark on a year-long Fulbright study this fall, using his medical training and his background in public health towards the goal of addressing the growing problem of opioid addiction.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine receives diversity award
INSIGHT into Diversity magazine honored the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine with a 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.
New class at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine selected from record number of applicants
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine had a challenge selecting the 42 students who would enter this year—a good kind of challenge for a relatively new school to have. The applicant pool for the Class of 2020, at 4,611, was the largest in the school’s seven year history.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine dean honored with national awards for professional leadership, service
Cynda Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, won two national awards this spring.
From the Dean
Dean Cynda Johnson welcomes students and talks about how a medical school is started.
- The Roanoke Times (Oct 4): Brazilian doctor talks Zika at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- WSLS-10 (Oct 3): Medical school brings Brazilian infectious disease doctor to Roanoke
- The Roanoke Times (Sep 23): Arts and Extras: Medical school art show contemplates valley's health in photographs