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Mission Statement

The University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association encourages and fosters the involvement of medical alumni in the life of their alma mater as ambassadors, advocates, advisors, benefactors and educational partners. The constituents of the association are students, graduates, fellows, and current and former residents and faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The association accomplishes this by informing and involving medical alumni and championing the role of alumni relations as a professional discipline in partnership with and in service to the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to enhance the ability of the University of Virginia School of Medicine to advance medical knowledge, promote health, and treat illness and disability in a high quality, fiscally responsible, professional manner.

"As a fourth-year medical student, I have experienced the generosity of the UVA Medical Alumni Association time and time again. Thank you for helping to make my four years here so memorable."


The University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association, established in 1949, is an independent organization dedicated to serving the School of Medicine, the University of Virginia, and more than 17,000 student, alumni, faculty and housestaff constituents. Its Board of Directors governs the Medical Alumni Association.

The University of Virginia Medical School Foundation, established in 1972, exists as the financial arm of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.  Its mission is to receive, invest, manage and disburse funds for the express purpose of maintaining and  constantly improving the state of excellence of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The Trustees and Officers promote a climate that empowers those with whom we serve, while stewarding our human and financial resources.

The UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation operates as an independent 501(C)(3) organization.

With headquarters located at 1111 West Main Street and a small, full-time staff, the association sponsors more than 50 annual programs and events for students, alumni, and housestaff.  Some of the most popular events include Medical School Reunion Weekend, the White Coat Ceremony, Money Talks financial lectures, LegacyConnect and Family Day.  In addition, the association publishes the University of Virginia School of Medicine Vitals magazine, the Capsule bi-monthly e-newsletter, and annual alumni directories for reunion classes. Special student services include an emergency loan program, scholarship assistance, the Host program, the UVA MedConnect mentoring program, and Global Health Travel Awards.