With an identified mission for education, the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dermatology is dedicated to its residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This program upholds the highest standards in academic medical education, while providing a solid foundation of basic science and teaching the most advanced techniques in diagnosing, treating and understanding skin disease.
VCU Medical Center, the university’s teaching hospital, is a large, urban Level I trauma center which serves as a regional referral center for the state. In 2014, it was named the No.1 Hospital in Metro Richmond by U.S. News & World Report, after being named the No. 1 hospital in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report the prior two years. In addition, VCU Medical Center was also honored in 2014 by the American Hospital Association with the McKesson Quality and Safety Award, the top national honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality.