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UVA Student Aims to Pursue Medicine on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Student experiences at UVA come in many forms. For Ted Obi, a psychology and pre-med student, his journey took him to Ghana for a telemedicine project supported by UVA’s Center for Global Health and the Parents Fund. Click the photo to learn more.

More than 100 alumni, students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine gathered this past weekend for the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s 2018 Winter Retreat at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. Guests included (L-R) alumnus Edward Wood, MD ‘57, and Dean David S. Wilkes, MD. You can find a recap and photos from the event on our website (link in bio). #uvamed

If you've ever looked for health information online, wondering whether the information you find can be trusted, you're not alone. A study of internet use found that most people (43 out of 50) worry whether online health information can be trusted. At the UVA Patient & Family Library, we're happy to help you find health information you can trust. We're also proud that in a recent study of radiology information posted online by different hospitals, UVA's information scored at around an 8th grade reading level. It's not easy to make health information easy to read! We hope to make everything even easier to read, but it's a great start. "According to the research, the only hospital whose articles required less than an eighth grade reading level was the University of Washington Medical Center, which reached a 7.9-grade level. The University of Virginia Health System, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University were close behind, all floating around the eighth-grade level, while Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia reached a level of 16.1."

@CEOPamUVA The support that we receive from the UVA medical alumni association is second to none. From scholarships…

Speaking now at our 2018 Winter Retreat: Daniel “Trey” Lee, MD, director of UVA’s pediatric stem cell transplant program. #uvamed

This week, we were pleased to have Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, from Mayo Clinic, join us to present on "Medical Student, Resident, and Physician Well-being," as part of our Medical Education Grand Rounds series.

To Rwanda, With Heart

John Smiley (ACNP `18) always travels light. And even though he's headed Africa for three weeks - headed to Rwanda, a nation of 12 million about the size of Massachusetts - his carry-on 50-liter backpack will contain only the necessities: a few sets of clothes, toothbrush, drinking canister, stethoscope, and, of course, his UVA Nursing lab coat, plus three paperback books to pass the 24-hour plane ride through the Netherlands and Uganda. Click the photo to learn more.

Justin Karlin, MD, grew up watching his father interact with ophthalmology patients and wanted to also take care of people's vision. Now he’s a third-year resident in our Eye Clinic and loves that his field offers a combination of surgery and seeing patients in the clinic #TeamTuesday #UVA #ophthalmology

Calling all @UVANursing alumni! We need #nursepractitioners to mentor current students. Want to inspire the next generation of your colleagues? Become a preceptor! Interested? Email Associate Dean Christine Kennedy ( or send her a private message on Twitter (@drcmkva).

Eric Carson, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Max Luna, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, have been recognized with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health System Award. The award is presented annually to a student, faculty, or staff member of the Health System who embodies Dr. Martin Luther King's values and teachings, in demonstrating cultural competence, addressing health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness, in accordance with the institution's mission and values. Marcus Martin, MD, University Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health System Award event. Congratulations to Dr. Carson, Dr. Luna, and Dr. Martin!