On behalf of the School of Medicine, I want to express our thanks and appreciation for the contributions made every day by SOM’s more than 600 staff. We are truly grateful for your hard work in support of our school’s mission to train the next generation of physicians and scientists, care for our community and advance the field of medicine.

This week we celebrate your commitment and contributions through Employee Appreciation Week. University staff members can enjoy a variety of experiences and activities, including meditation and yoga sessions, free donuts, a food truck lunch and much more, thanks to the dedicated team of VCU Staff Senators who have arranged these events. Additionally, please consider attending the week-long Career Development Conference.

Thanks to all our staff — we see you and appreciate you!


David Chelmow, M.D.
Interim Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Interim Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System