About

Welcome to MCV Physicians, the medical practice of the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. As part of VCU’s School of Medicine, our physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research.

We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center — the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCU’s entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization — empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.

Today, our physician-driven, patient-centered care model reflects the values and vision of an outstanding integrated academic practice. Do you have an innovative, collaborative spirit? Do you value the strength of a financially stable organization? Do you welcome an inclusive culture that feels like family and values your opinions and you as an individual? If so, reimagine your future — and your career — with us. You’ll discover that we are all about you.

A History of Excellence

We trace our roots to 1838, when Hampden-Sydney College created a medical department to address the shortage of medical education opportunities in Virginia. In 1854, the department broke away to become the independent Medical College of Virginia (MCV).

Fast-forward to 1917, when the Richmond Professional Institute (RPI)—originally called the Richmond School of Social Economy—opened its doors to provide young, middle-class women with social welfare training and put them on the path to service-oriented careers. In 1968, RPI and MCV merged to become Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU Medical Center became the name for VCU’s entire medical enterprise in 2001, including its hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools, MCV Physicians and medical research.

In 2014, for the fourth time, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals study ranked VCU Medical Center Virginia’s #1 hospital in the state and metro area. It also ranked Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU among the nation’s best. In addition, the American Hospital Association awarded VCU Medical Center its 2014 McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® for outstanding achievement in patient safety — a milestone in our five-year journey to become America’s safest hospital.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals

We are also proud that VCU Medical Center has twice achieved Magnet® designation, and just last year VCU Medical Center proudly represented 171 — nearly 40% — of Richmond Magazine’s 435 “Top Docs.”

We are honored to be an eight-time recipient of Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best” for work/life balance and integration. And since 2006 the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce has consistently named VCU Medical Center the Area Employer of Choice. You won’t find a more appreciative organization to work for, nor better people to work with.

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