Community Engagement

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine often partners with the community to enhance the quality of life and learning opportunities for its patients, students, faculty and staff, as well as the public at large.

Community Engagement

VCU School of Medicine partners with the community to enhance quality of life and learning opportunities

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine often partners with the community to enhance the quality of life and learning opportunities for its patients, students, faculty and staff, as well as the public at large.

With the public

  • International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship
  • Practice of Clinical Medicine
  • HOMBRE
  • CARITAS Clinic
  • Project ACEe
  • RAM Clinic

With Youth

  • Project ACEe

With the Global Community

With the Scientific Community

  • Faculty holding senior advisory positions with national research and medical organizations [Spring 2011 report]
  • Faculty authors and editors of medical texts of the past three years [Spring 2011 report]
  • Faculty Service [Summer 2008 report]
    School of Medicine faculty service to the scientific community includes participation as journal editors, editorial board members, reviewing editiors and study section members.

With Industry

  • Faculty Industry Relationships Disclosure Report
Practice in Clinical Medicine.
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Practice in Clinical Medicine

First and second-year students in the medical school have the chance to interact with patients as early as their first month on campus-putting newly gained knowledge to use in a hands-on environment. The school’s Practice of Clinical Medicine (PCM) program pairs each student with a preceptor in the community for two afternoons a month. Of the more than 200 preceptors who participate in the PCM course, nearly half are M.D. or housestaff alums of the medical school.

International Inner City Rural Preceptorship I2CRP.
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International Inner City Rural Preceptorship I2CRP

The mission of the International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program (I2CRP) is to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in rural, urban, and international underserved communities. The I2CRP program strives to meet this mission by better preparing student doctors to provide quality, compassionate care to medically underserved populations.

Acute Care and Systems Strengthening (ACCESS).
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Acute Care and Systems Strengthening (ACCESS)

Acute Care and Systems Strengthening (ACCESS) in Low-Resource Settings is a four-year longitudinal program at VCU School of Medicine that aims to prepare medical students to become global citizens and leaders in health care delivery and system strengthening in low-resource settings. Students follow a comprehensive global health curriculum that includes academic training and specialty-based work such as research, community engagement and international collaborative partnerships.

Caritas Screening Event

Caritas Screening Event

VCU students and faculty are working with the community to provide health screenings at Richmond homeless shelters

The community-based, student-led screenings offer services from the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Read more

Center for Human Animal Interaction

The VCU School of Medicine is the only medical school in the country which has its own Center for Human-Animal Interaction (CHAI). The center brings together faculty members and administrators from various disciplines to provide students with a wide range of educational opportunities. CHAI offers a M4 elective, a PGY-4 elective, internships and volunteer opportunities to medical students, while students from the Monroe Park campus may work at the center as volunteers or as work-study employees.Learn more

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Center for Human Animal Interaction
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