Academic and Clinical Skills Symposium (ACSS)

Eligibility requirements

Invited college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates who are interested in applying to a medical health professional school or program. Students must receive an invitation from the VCU School of Medicine in order to register.

Program description

ACSS is a one-day symposium for students interested in pursuing medicine. Participants receive insight into the clinical side of health careers through hands-on demonstrations in basic clinical skills. Participants are able to choose three clinical sessions to attend during the afternoon portion of the symposium. ACSS participants also receive the information necessary to become competitive professional school applicants. 

Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from the program. Commitment to full attendance is required to participate.


October 12, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


VCU Health Campus. 

Contact information

VCU School of Medicine Office of Student Outreach at (804) 828-9630 or

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