University of Virginia Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 12 Reviews
  • Charlottesville (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,342
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Lawrence Brundidge
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The pros of my graduate program is that it has great faculty who pay attention to you and are always willing to help you out. It is also very technologically current. All lectures are recorded and uploaded online, and the students collaborate on notes using a Google doc. The social life is amazing and the surrounding town is full of bars and small restaurants and other great locations for socializing. Honestly, I cannot think of any cons unless you are someone who is used to living in a large city and have a hard time adjusting to a small town. Other than that, it is an amazing place to attain a graduate education!"
Colleen Gavigan
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Great school. Excellent facilities and faculty, in a very supportive environment. Prepares you for post-grad life."
Allison Garda
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Fantastic school in a wonderful city. Students are very collaborative and faculty very supportive."
Casandra Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The BIMS program utilizes the umbrella program to include a diverse field of medical sciences and provide education about all of these fields to each incoming class. All PhD students enroll in a "Core Course" which runs from 9AM-4PM each day for 10 weeks, in which we learn about all relevant medical research disciplines: cancer, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, neurobiology, developmental biology, etc. It serves as a great foundation to start your research lab work. The faculty are so willing to help and care about teaching, as opposed to just doing research, which is very refreshing at a large research institution."
Kirabo Herbert
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"As a first year student, I am truly enjoying my time here. The curriculum is fantastic and the faculty/administration are very supportive. I have learned so much and am continually challenged to think critically and holistically when presented with a case. I have developed skills related to physician competency as well as humanism, and am confident that this school is preparing me to be the best physician I can be."
Pranay Sinha
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UVA is very humane in its treatment of its medical students-- medical students are generally unhappy and less stressed than those in other places. Professors are brilliant and tend to be nice (every school has a few malignant apples). The NexGen curriculum got off to a shaky start but seems to get better with each year. The med school and hospital are adjacent to the undergrad campus which make you genuinely feel like a part of Mr. Jefferson's university. It also makes collaboration with people from other specialties and school easier. The global health program is always improving and innovating-- at least a quarter of fourth year students are doing some sort of away and getting financial support for it. The spirit of community service, on the whole, is strong as is the collegiality."
Justin Rizer
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Great people who love to teach. Amazing location"
Sierra Seaman
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Best parts: -Social life is amazing- so much to do in CVille! -Class time is only 8:10am-12pm every day! -Accelerated program: Only 1.5 years in the classroom before moving on to clerkships. This means an extra 6 months of electives! -Students are encouraged to work together, share resources, collaborate... and having a TRUE Pass-Fail curriculum allows us to do just that! We have googledocs created just to share ideas, mnemonics, study guides, helpful links, etc and work together on learning objectives. -PASS FAIL -4 years on the "Next Gen Curriculum" so it is one of the few programs in which the systems-based-curriculum is running smoothly -Lots of patient contact from week one, plenty of standardized patients for practice -We have an amazing class every year that lives the work hard, play harder motto -You can take your exams any time Friday-Sunday, allowing for flexibility in schedule and learning style."
Kayla Smith
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Public Health Program at UVa is great and has wonderful faculty and advisors. There are some great opportunities for travel and volunteer work. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of money available for graduate students."
Ryan Gordon
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Quality Education with great training; Diverse network of faculty with research options; beautiful location Cons: Not the cheapest tuition in the state"
Valentina Grajales
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"My graduate school program is great! The professors are go the extra mile to help you with school related concerns or personal matters. The technology is mind-blowing and we have access to so many resources. The curriculum is very interactive and worth every penny. The administration is very receptive to students adn act quickly on demands or suggestions. Our word as students really count and make a difference. They financial aid office is very helpful and hold sessions throughout the year, which are very informative on real life economics. Overall, the atmosphere is incredible and the amazing type of people that are here, you will not find anywhere else. Lastly, all students are truly happy."
Taylor Haight
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Good student support, facilitation of relationships with faculty through small group classes, good need-based aid, faculty mostly enthusiastic about teaching students, usually a totally reasonable work load, exams over the weekend whenever we want to take them, only 4 hours of class a day for 4/5 days. I personally love the area in which the school is located. Cons: May not be urban enough for some people. The class isn't very diverse."