The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine—a unique partnership between a public research university (Virginia Tech) and a private health care provider (Carilion Clinic)—is a fully accredited, four-year medical school. The school is among the first of the new generation of medical schools in the United States. While the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine opened as a private school in 2010, the school became part of Virginia Tech as its ninth college on July 1, 2018.

  • The school’s charter class entered in August 2010. 
  • Each class averages 42 students.
  • The innovative curriculum is divided into four domains: basic science, clinical science, research, and interprofessionalism.
  • Learning revolves around real patient cases studied by small groups of students under the guidance of facilitators. 
  • The school’s students have earned outstanding USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores. 
  • Students have access to superb clinical facilities at Carilion Clinic, with over 750 physicians representing more than 60 specialties. 
  • Students complete a research project of publishable quality before graduation.
  • Each of the first five graduating classes achieved a 100 percent residency match rate.

Accreditation Status

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has a certificate to operate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and to offer degrees and programs of study leading to a degree in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has received initial accreditation at Level V from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, effective January 1, 2014.

Effective June 19, 2014, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) granted full accreditation for a term of five years to the medical education program leading to the MD degree at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.