About Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university composed of two campuses:

  • the Medical College of Virginia Campus located near the financial, governmental and retail district in downtown Richmond
  • and the Monroe Park Campus situated two miles west in the historic Fan District.


The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS)

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) is one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. The MCV Campus houses nearly 100 specialty clinics and patient care centers, many of national and international reputation. In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosciences and transplantation, VCUHS also offers virtually every form of contemporary medical service, including allergies, burns, breast health, glaucoma, infertility, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, and stroke.


The School of Medicine

The VCU School of Medicine is one of 125 fully accredited medical schools in the United States, and one of three medical schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Medical and dental undergraduate students can access course content on-line through the school's electronic curriculum website and on-line Pathology laboratories.


The School of Allied Health Professions

Clinical Laboratory Scientists have been trained on the Medical College of Virginia Campus of VCU since 1927.


Continuing Medical Education 

The Pathology Department, in coordination with the VCU School of Medicine, maintains an active Continuing Medical Education program with the Grand Rounds lecture series.