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 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

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.

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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.

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Center for Human Animal Interaction