Graduate Medical Education
In 2012, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine will welcome its third class of 42 students to its innovative four-year program. Meanwhile, our own graduate medical education program continues to grow with the addition of residencies in emergency medicine and dental general practice, and fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, medical informatics, and orthopaedics. With these new programs, Carilion Clinic now offers graduate-level training in more than 21 specialties.
Research at Carilion Clinic
Our research activity also has increased significantly in recent years. In 2011, we conducted more than 30 clinical trials, including major trials in cancers affecting women and children, and doubled the number of patients participating.
VTC Research Institute
At the VTC Research Institute, senior researchers recruited from across the country began working to unlock the secrets of the human brain as part of the Roanoke Brain Study, which examines the neural basis of human decision-making and its impact on health over a lifetime. The project’s goal is to predict illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, as well as other conditions.