Giving online is easy through the Virginia Tech Foundation’s secure giving website. Please note that you can designate the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for your gift.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine represents a new approach to medical education. A unique, public-private partnership between a cutting-edge research university and a major health care institution, the school educates physician thought leaders through inquiry, research, and discovery.

At the same time its curriculum provides an exemplary education in the basic and clinical sciences, the school transcends the traditional medical education model in several ways. Its patient-centered curriculum, for example, trains students to make patients their central focus. Rather than learning passively, they interact with clinic patients and analyze real-life cases in facilitator-guided, small-group discussions. Through this approach, students learn both the science of medicine and the art of caring for patients.

The school also emphasizes interprofessionalism. Medical students take classes with nursing, physician assistant, and allied health students, an experience that helps prepare them to thrive in multidisciplinary teams and to deliver high-quality care. Finally, the school provides instruction in the principles, methods, and ethics of basic, clinical, and translational research throughout the curriculum.

Through its entire approach, the School capitalizes on Virginia Tech’s world-class strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering and leverages Carilion Clinic’s highly experienced medical staff and rich history in medical education to train the next generation of physician thought leaders.

VTCSOM Endowed Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is pleased to be able to offer several privately funded scholarships.

Daniel and Katina Carusillo Scholarship

The Daniel and Katina Carusillo Endowed Scholarship is given to those with financial need. The Carusillos live in San Diego, California, where Daniel Carusillo is the director of anesthesia for the Orthopedic Surgery Center of La Jolla. The Carusillos are both graduates of Virginia Tech.

Charter Class Scholarship

The Charter Class Endowed Scholarship was established through the generosity of forty exceptional members of the charter class. This scholarship was established by the charter class to recognize deserving students who are members of underrepresented populations of students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship

The Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Endowed Scholarship is given by Daniel and Gil Harrington in memory of their daughter, Morgan, who was a Virginia Tech junior majoring in elementary education when she died tragically in the fall of 2009.

First preference for the Harrington scholarship will be given to students who are members of an underrepresented population of students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where Daniel Harrington is vice dean. Preference will also be given to individuals demonstrating financial need.

Sam and Priscilla McCall Scholarship

The Sam and Priscilla McCall Endowed Scholarship is awared with a preference for students from Tazewell or Buchanan Counties in Virginia. If no students are identified from those areas, then preference is given to students who come from economically disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds.

The scholarship is made possible by the late Sam McCall and his wife, Priscilla, of Greensboro, North Carolina. Sam McCall grew up in rural Southwest Virginia, where access to medical care was limited. He attended Virginia Tech from 1954 to 1955 and had a successful career in sales. Together, he and Priscilla owned and operated a chain of gift boutiques throughout the Southeast United States.

Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship

The Caroline Osborne Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Caroline Osborne, who was a member of the school’s Charter Class. In August 2010, Caroline joined 41 classmates in Roanoke, Virginia, to build on her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and begin her training to become a physician. One scholarship will be awarded each academic year to a merit worthy student.

Dr. Edward G. and Mrs. Arlene Murphy Scholarship

The Dr. Edward G. and Mrs. Arlene Murphy Scholarship Fund is used to support general scholarships for deserving VTC School of Medicine students. The late Dr. Murphy was president and CEO at Carilion Clinic when the school was founded.

VTC Diversity Excellence in Medicine Scholarship

The VTC Diversity Excellence in Medicine Scholarship Fund was established by Drs. Frank and Jennifer Clark to support underrepresented students at the VTC School of Medicine.

How to Give

Giving online is easy through the Virginia Tech Foundation’s secure giving website. Please note that you can designate the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for your gift.

All inquiries related to giving to the medical school should be directed to:

Mark Morrison
Director of Development
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 107
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-526-2249
mark.morrison@vt.edu

How to Give

Giving online is easy through the Virginia Tech Foundation’s secure giving website. Please note that you can designate the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for your gift.

All inquiries related to giving to the medical school should be directed to:

Mark Morrison
Director of Development
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 107
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-526-2249
mark.morrison@vt.edu