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This page highlights the More You Know Monday posts made to our VTCSOM Admissions Facebook page and serves to provide our applicants with valuable insight and interesting tidbits about our process and school.


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    Carilion Clinic's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program , redirect

    While applying to residency might seem like a long way off, it’s never too early to start considering long-term interests, passions, and goals. Now is a good time to be aware of Carilion Clinic’s brand new Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program! Click to read more about the program.

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    2024 AMCAS Cycle Dates , redirect

    The AMCAS application for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle opens on May 1. Click for more detailed information about the application process.

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    AAMC Virtual Fair , redirect

    AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair participants will be able to chat with a VTC admissions representative from 11AM to 7PM on Thursday, April 11. Click for more information or to register.

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    Phases of Applying , redirect

    The process of applying to medical school can take the greater part of a year. Click to learn more about the phases of the application process at VTCSOM.

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    Advice for Applying to Medical School , redirect

    During this time of the year, we receive many requests for advice from both new or re-applicants to medical school. Click to review our Advice for Applicants web page in preparation for the 2024-2025 application cycle.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Research at VTCSOM , redirect

    Twelve hundred curricular hours at VTCSOM are dedicated to research. Click to learn more about the research domain, research mentorship at VTC, student research and more.

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    Required Academic Coursework , redirect

    At this time of year, when many current undergraduates are planning their spring course loads, we receive questions about our required coursework. For more information about which courses are required, review our simplified list or click for more details.

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    Class of 2027 Receive Their White Coats , redirect

    First year medical students at VTCSOM receive their white coats after the completion of their first block. Click to read more about the meaning of the event and how it is celebrated at VTC. Congratulations again to the VTC Class of 2027!

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    Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony , redirect

    The VTCSOM Class of 2027 received their white coats last week. Congratulations to this wonderful group of future MDs as they embark on an incredible journey! Click to view more about the ceremony.

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    Primary Application Due Date , redirect

    The deadline to file your AMCAS application is December 1—that’s in seven weeks! Click for more important deadlines for VTCSOM.

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    2024 Early Identification Program Application Now Open , redirect

    The VTCSOM Early Identification Program (EIP) is now accepting applications for 2024! Click to learn more about the program and to view the application.

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    Update Letters , redirect

    VTCSOM accepts update letters throughout the application cycle! If you have something new to add to your application since submission, please let us know. Click to learn more about the application process.

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    2023 Early Identification Program Highlights , redirect

    Each year, VTCSOM accepts several students into our Early Identification Program (EIP). The EIP provides medical school preparation as well as research and clinical exposure and experience over two summer sessions. Click to learn more about our incredible Summer 2023 EIP participants.

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    Class of 2027 Statistics , redirect

    The VTCSOM Class of 2027 begins their second week of medical school today! Each one has persevered through many ups and downs to follow their passions, and we are so excited that their paths have led them to Roanoke! Click to learn more about the process of applying to medical school

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    Welcome Class of 2027 , redirect

    The Admissions team wishes a happy first day of class to the VTC Class of 2027! It has been wonderful getting to know each of you through your applications and interviews. We look forward to seeing all the amazing things you’ll do at VTCSOM and beyond! Click to read statistics about previous matriculated classes.

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    Secondary Applications , redirect

    Secondary application season is upon us! Secondary applications are the perfect place to demonstrate how you align with the specific values of the program to which you are applying. Click to review important aspects at VTCSOM.

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    Connect With Us , redirect

    If you’re an applicant in the 2023-2024 cycle, be sure to check your spam/junk folder often and add VTCAdmissions@vt.edu to your contact list to avoid missing important emails.

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    National Institute of Health Graduate and Professional School Fair , redirect

    Are you planning to attend the National Institute of Health (NIH) Graduate and Professional School Fair? Look for our VTCSOM representative in-person on July 19th and for our virtual session on July 26th. Click for more information and to register on the NIH website.

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    American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Submission Timeline , redirect

    American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) will begin transmitting application data to schools on June 30. When submitting an application to AMCAS, keep in mind that the verification process can take up to 8 weeks before the application is sent to medical schools for review. Click to learn more about the verification process.

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    Heath Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice Value Domain , redirect

    At VTCSOM, students participate in integrated coursework and simulations, examine ethics and legal issues, and study health policy and community improvement. Click to learn more about how the Heath Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice value domain is incorporated throughout all four years of the VTC curriculum.

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    VTCSOM 2023 Commencement Ceremony , redirect

    The Class of 2023 is VTCSOM's 10th graduating class! Join us in congratulating these incredible doctors as they set out to make a difference across the country. Be sure to click the link to watch a highlight video of the commencement ceremony.

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    2023-2024 Application Cycle Dates , redirect

    The 2023-2024 AMCAS cycle opens tomorrow, May 2! Click to review some important dates, and remember to email us at vtcadmissions@vt.edu if you have any questions throughout the application process.

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    Research Domain , redirect

    At VTCSOM, students write research proposals, conduct hypothesis-based research, draft manuscripts, give oral presentations, and participate in the VTCSOM Student Research Symposium. Click to see how research is incorporated throughout all four years at VTC and learn more about the impact VTCSOM students have had in various research fields.

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    Clinical Science Domain , redirect

    At VTCSOM, students are prepared to interview and examine patients, use ultrasound technology, practice clinical reasoning, and learn patient management skills. Click the to see how clinical science is incorporated throughout all four years of the VTC curriculum.

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    Basic Science Value Domain , redirect

    Take a moment to look more closely at the Basic Science Value Domain. In addition to gaining knowledge in basic science, VTC students become connected to the greater Roanoke community by examining real patient cases. Further benefits of this unique method of study include improving teamwork, leadership, and collaborative skills, getting to know all students in the cohort, working closely with talented faculty facilitators, and maybe even enjoying the occasional sweet treat! Click to learn more about the Basic Science Value Domain at VTCSOM.

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    Value Domains , redirect

    The unique curriculum at VTCSOM is centered around four value domains, which are interwoven throughout all four years of study. Click to learn more about each value domain.

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    Research Day , redirect

    Research is incorporated throughout all four years of the curriculum at VTCSOM. The VTCSOM Class of 2023 just presented their research at the annual Medical Student Research Symposium. Click to learn more about Research Day and the different projects of the Class of 2023.

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    Match Day , redirect

    Join us in congratulating the Class of 2023 on their 100% match rate! The class matched into 15 different specialties in 23 different academic health centers across 15 states, including six who complete their residencies at Carilion Clinic. Click to read more here.

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    That I May Serve , redirect

    The motto of Virginia Tech is Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). VTCSOM seeks applicants who are committed to the spirit of Ut Prosim through community engagement and service. Click for a closer look at how current VTCSOM students are involved community outreach.

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    Humanism in Medicine , redirect

    Not every medical school places an emphasis on art. At VTCSOM, students, faculty, staff and community members all benefit from exploring social, cultural, and humanistic awareness through the Creativity in Health Education program. Further, VTCSOM students can explore humanism in medicine by participating in ARTiculation: Creativity in Medicine. Click to read more about these programs.

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    Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Series at VTCSOM , redirect

    Are you familiar with the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging series at VTCSOM? DIBS recently hosted a panel of Black physicians from the greater Roanoke community to discuss their experiences and observations in healthcare. Click to learn about past events in the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging series as well as find previous recordings and transcripts.

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    Early Identification Program Deadline , redirect

    Early Identification Program (EIP) applications are due February 1, 2023. Click for more information about the program and application requirements,

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    VTCSOM Receives Heed Award , redirect

    The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine was honored by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine with its Health Professions Higher Education in Diversity (HEED) award for 2022. Click to learn more about diversity initiatives specifically at VTCSOM.

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    Deadline Reminders , redirect

    AMCAS applications are due on Thursday, December 1st. Click to review upcoming deadlines.

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    More Than the MCAT , redirect

    While the MCAT is an important part of an application to medical school, there are many other factors that we consider in our holistic review process. For more information, click here.

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    Open House , redirect

    Interested in learning more about Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine? Join us for a virtual Open House on October 19th at 4:30 pm (EST). Click to register for the event.

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    Application Deadlines Reminder , redirect

    The deadline for submitting your secondary application to VTCSOM is December 15, but earlier submissions are always better! For more dates and deadlines, click here.

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    Early Identification Program Application , redirect

    Looking for summer clinical and research experiences? The Early Identification Program application is now open for the summer of 2023. Click to read more about the program and to access the application.

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    Updates , redirect

    How was your summer? Do you have new summer experiences that you would like to add to your application? Were you involved in volunteering, research, or clinical work? Be sure to send update letters through the application portal or email them to vtcadmissions@vt.edu. Include any new research or clinical experience that began since submitting the primary AMCAS application. Include start and end dates and the total number of hours completed/anticipate. Describe how each experience has been meaningful. Click to learn more about gaining research experience.

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    Missing Emails , redirect

    Missing e-mails? Check your spam/junk email folder often. Update your email settings so that all emails from VTC arrive in your inbox. Email us for verification. If you have any uncertainty about the status of your application, click here to access our contact information.

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    HSSIP Domain , redirect

    Applicants are often excited to learn more about our Health Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice (HSSIP) domain. HSSIP provides our students with a consistent foundation to develop a comprehensive understanding of the way health care is delivered in the United States. Click to learn more about HSSIP.

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    Early Identification Program (EIP) , redirect

    Be sure to click to read more about our participants' experience in our Early Identification Program (EIP) this summer. We are proud of their hard work and contribution, and we look forward to seeing them again next summer!

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    Research at VTC , redirect

    Our research value domain is incorporated throughout all four years of the medical school curriculum with the goal of developing scientist physicians. Click to learn more about research at VTCSOM.

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    5 Tips for Secondary Applications , redirect

    Working on your secondary application? Check out the advice from our admissions team below. Be sure to click for even more application advice.

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    Carilion Clinic , redirect

    Carilion Clinic, the health partner of VTCSOM, allows many unique learning opportunities and experiences for VTCSOM students due to its widespread service area. Click to learn more.

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    AMCAS Application Timeline , redirect

    Did you know that it can take up to eight weeks for your AMCAS application to be verified during peak times? Be sure to plan ahead and submit your application as soon as possible. Click the link to read more about the verification process.

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    2022-2023 Important Dates and Deadlines , redirect

    Important dates and deadlines for the 2022-2023 Admissions Cycle are posted on our website. Be sure to include important medical school application dates on your calendar...and don't procrastinate!

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    Personal Statements , redirect

    Many applicants to the Class of 2027 are now in the process of preparing their AMCAS applications and the very important "Personal Comments" essay. Click to review some of our tips for writing a strong personal statement and advice on applying to medical school.

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    Class of 2022 , redirect

    Join us in honoring the VTCSOM class of 2022! The past four years have been filled with much hard work, service to the community, achieving academic and personal goals, and making many memories. Congratulations and best wishes for the next part of your journey! Click to watch the livestream of the 2022 commencement ceremony.

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    2023 AMCAS Cycle , redirect

    The 2023 AMCAS application cycle opens this week! Click for a list of important VTCSOM deadlines. And as always, if you have any questions during the application cycle, please do not hesitate to email us at vtcadmissions@vt.edu!

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    Unique Clinical Experiences , redirect

    VTC is proud to offer a unique clinical science curriculum with excellent and practical experiences. Click to learn more about our clinical value domain.

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    Admissions Team , redirect

    More You Know Monday: The VTC Admissions team has expanded! Click to learn more about our Admissions team!

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    Ut Prosim , redirect

    A central aspect of the Virginia Tech community is its motto: Ut Prosim. Click to learn more about how Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute have embodied the spirit of Ut Prosim.

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    Gaining Research Experience , redirect

    VTCSOM dedicates more than 1,200 hours of its curriculum to research, and part of our holistic application review includes research experience or the strong aptitude to perform independent research. Click to read more advice for gaining research experience.

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    Holistic Review , redirect

    Are you gearing up for the next admissions cycle? As applicants are preparing for and reflecting on their applications, many are considering what VTCSOM looks for in our holistic review process. Click here to check out our Admissions Overview webpage to learn more.

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    PBL Rooms , redirect

    One of the most popular attractions for VTCSOM applicants is the small class size and problem-based learning (PBL) model. To watch a video and learn more about PBL, click here.

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    Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine YouTube Page , redirect

    Have you checked out the VTCSOM Youtube channel lately? Click to view news, information, and events around campus...and don't forget to like and subscribe!

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    Martin Luther King Jr Day , redirect

    VTCSOM celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) echoes the values and visions of Dr. King. Click to learn more about VTCSOM's on-going efforts toward fostering an inclusive and service-oriented environment.

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    Clubs, Organizations, and Student Interest Groups , redirect

    Passionate about lifelong learning and a life of service? VTCSOM provides many opportunities for students to engage with each other and the greater community. Click here to check out the link for a comprehensive list of VTCSOM clubs, organizations, and special interest groups.

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    Why VTC? , redirect

    Why do students choose VTC? Click to visit the "About VTCSOM" section to learn more about the special community and curriculum that have appealed to thousands of applicants this cycle.

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    Admissions To Do List , redirect

    It's that time of year to make a list and check it twice! Click to review all upcoming deadlines.

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    Application Updates , redirect

    What have you been up to since submitting your primary AMCAS application? If you have new relevant clinical/research experiences that were not included in your primary application, now is a good time to let us know about them!

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    VTCSOM Virtual Open House , redirect

    Don't forget to register and attend the Virtual Open House next week, Tuesday, November 16.

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    Glimpse of Roanoke , redirect

    A few months ago, a newly arrived M1 told the admissions team that we "undersold Roanoke". More recently, current M1s told a group of interviewees to choose VTCSOM "for no other reason besides Roanoke." We are so pleased to hear how much our students love our city! Click to watch the video below to get a glimpse of a prominent deciding factor for many applicants.

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    Advanced Degree Opportunities , redirect

    Interested in learning more about the opportunity to pursue a PhD while completing your MD at VTCSOM? Click to read more about our advanced degree opportunities.

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    Opening of FBRI , redirect

    On October 12, Virginia Tech celebrated the grand opening of Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. Research continues to be one of the main reasons why individuals are drawn to apply to VTC, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute provides many opportunities for VTC students. Click here for an informative tour of the new facility.

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    Deadlines , redirect

    VTCSOM is accepting primary applications for this admissions cycle through December 1, 2021. Secondary applications are due by December 17, 2021. Click the image for more information about deadlines.

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    Interview Info , redirect

    It was great to meet and speak with some of our wonderful applicants during our first Interview Day on Saturday, September 11. While virtual interviews may have unique challenges, preparing is quite similar to in-person interviews. Review the following tips, and for more information about Virtual Interviews at VTCSOM.

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    Missing Emails , redirect

    Reminder: If you suspect that you have missed an email from us, be sure to check your spam/junk folder, and do not hesitate to inquire by emailing us at vtcadmissions@vt.edu. Click here for more information about timelines and deadlines.

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    Academic Requirements , redirect

    The following academic coursework is required for applicants to the school of medicine. The school’s leadership believes that this coursework is necessary to provide medical students with an adequate foundation for their medical education. For information about required and recommended coursework, click the graphic.

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    Research , redirect

    VTCSOM dedicates over 1,200 hours of research to its medical school curriculum. The graphic highlights how research is incorporated throughout all four years at VTCSOM.

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    International Rotations , redirect

    VTCSOM has established partnerships with hospitals and medical education programs in nine countries. Click for more information.

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    Carilion Clinic Fast Facts , redirect

    Carilion Clinic serves as the primary clinical training facility for VTCSOM medical students. Click here to learn more about Carilion Clinic's community impact.

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    Class of 2025 Statistics , redirect

    VTCSOM Admissions wishes the Class of 2025 the very best as they begin orientation today! Click to view the statistics of previously matriculated classes.

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    By The Numbers , redirect

    If you are applying to VTCSOM this cycle, here are some numbers and dates to keep in mind as you move through the admissions process. For more information, click here to visit our Admissions Overview page.

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    Top 3 Tips for Secondary Applications , redirect

    Completing a secondary application can seem like a challenging task. Before starting on your secondary application, consider these tips from the VTCSOM Admissions Team. Click for more advice about applying to medical school.

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    CASPer FAQs , redirect

    VTCSOM requires a CASPer score from applicants who qualify for and complete secondary applications.

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    Virtual Interview Day , redirect

    VTCSOM Admissions will be conducting virtual interviews this application cycle.

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    2021 Match Day , redirect

    VTCSOM fourth year students celebrated their long-awaited Match Day, the day medical school students nationwide find out where they are headed for residency. Click here for more information about Match Days at VTCSOM.

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    Student Wellness , redirect

    VTCSOM values the importance of our students' overall wellness. From physical wellness to mental health, our school provides a variety of services and programs to ensure our students prosper here in Roanoke.

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    Open House , redirect

    Please join us for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Virtual Fall Open House on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 5:30PM EST. Associate Dean of Admissions, Dr. Melanie Prusakowski, will be giving a presentation about our school and its offerings. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. We encourage you to share this invitation with others who may also have an interest in our MD program. Click to register.

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