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Mission Statement

The University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association is dedicated to enhancing the experience of students, housestaff, alumni and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine by creating opportunities for mentoring, networking, scholarship and philanthropy.

Vision and Values

Our vision is to serve as a bridge between University of Virginia School of Medicine alumni, students, housestaff and faculty so that, together, we can support the next generation of physicians, scientists and healthcare leaders.

Loyalty, integrity, excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion and respect are our guiding values.

"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. A 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 an office 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, and Family Day.  In addition, the association publishes the University of Virginia School of Medicine Virginia Medicine bi-annual magazine and bi-monthly e-newsletter, as well as content on and social media channels. Special student services include an emergency loan program, scholarship assistance, the Host program, the UVA MedConnect mentoring program, and Global Health Travel Awards.