Aspiring physician focuses on compassion and desire to serve rural communities
Knowing early on her desire to become a doctor, Dove took steps to acclimate herself to the field and make herself a competitive applicant to medical school. In ninth grade, she started volunteering at her hometown hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, a small town about 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. “I’m from a rural area in Southwest Pennsylvania, so I’ve grown up with that, and that is what I’m used to. It’s the kind of people I’m used to and enjoy working with,” Dove said.
Financial investor trades portfolio for white coat
When Adam Goode entered the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in August 2016, he had already been a financial trader and software developer. “I was interested in both fields, but there was something missing for me,” the UVA graduate said. That something was the human element, which he found right away as a medical student.
VTCSOM's Richard Vari wins prestigious national award for medical student education
Richard C. Vari, senior dean for academic affairs at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, won the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The prestigious award provides national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education. Each LCME-accredited medical school in the United States and Canada may nominate only one faculty member each year for the honor.
Governor, Virginia Tech Carilion officials break ground on VTC Biomedical Research Expansion
Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea (from left), Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology Michael Friedlander, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Carilion Clinic President and CEO Nancy Agee, and Carilion Clinic Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Patrice M. Weiss break ground to officially announce construction on the VTC Biomedical Research Expansion.
From the Dean
Dean Cynda Johnson welcomes students and talks about how a medical school is started.
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