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Dental Hygiene (DH)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics) American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (907 Floyd Ave)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language (English Language Program)
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Are you CEO material? At VCU you can sign up for CEO Class for an in-depth question and answer session with top executives at every class. In fact Brazen Careerist’s President and CEO Edward Barrientos and the Publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tom Silvestri have shared their experiences and advice. When you’re not learning from the head honchos, the business program at VCU offers management and entrepreneurship practices taught by award-winning professors and successful business leaders.
Just steps away from classrooms sits the Capital Markets Center student workspace, its authentic Wall Street trading room atmosphere complete with a stock ticker and 30-foot video projection wall. The university has 25 organizations and honor societies associated with business programs but it also encourages students to collaborate across departments. In the VCU da Vinci Center, business students work with their arts, engineering, and humanities peers to come up with innovative products and marketing techniques for major companies, like new guitar case concepts for TKL Products Corp. and health product packaging for Pfizer pharmaceutical company. Students have demonstrated their innovation by winning national competitions like Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, where they took first place in 2005 for developing a tablet that teaches children writing skills.
Like many college students I changed my major a few times. I knew I wanted to be in the medical field but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to focus on a clinical role or education and support role. I had the privilege of meeting my academic advisor and professor Dr. Joanne Richardson somewhat early on in my education, and she had a candid discussion with me about my interests, strengths, weaknesses and overall career goals, suggested a few classes to take to see if they peaked my interest (Nutrition, Trends in Modern Diseases, and Ethics and Healthcare), and asked me to research health topics that interested me. With her help and a little exploration I was able to decide that healthcare program planning and development was the path I wanted to pursue.
A big part of my VCU experience came in my junior year when I joined Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Instead of being about image, which is how TV and movies often portray sororities, this one was all about connection and blooming friendships… or as they say, building a sisterhood. I was able to meet more people, develop better communication skills and build relationships, and I carried these skills beyond VCU into my jobs and further education.
My favorite thing about Virginia Commonwealth University would have to be the diversity. From the students to the professors, there are a wide variety of individuals from various places around the world. I transferred to VCU after my freshman year at another university and thought I would have a hard time meeting people, but the amount of diversity makes it so easy to find groups of people you share interests with.
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If you’ve heard of Dave Matthews Band then you are familiar with one Virginia Commonwealth University graduate– Bassist Stefan Lessard. Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams who was subject of the blockbuster movie Patch Adams received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the university. Several famous television personalities are also alumni including 27-time Emmy Award-Winning Director/Producer Jessie Vaughan, ABC 7 Eyewitness News Co-Anchor and former CBS News Correspondent Terrell Brown, Actor/Director Stephen Furst (known for his role as Flounder in National Lampoon’s Animal House), and The View Co-Host Debbie Matenopoulos. Professional sports players include Washington Nationals Third Baseman Scott Sizemore, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Women’s Soccer Player Hayley Moorwood, former Cincinatti Reds Relief Pitcher Sean Marshall, and Golfer John Rollins. Other notable alumni include New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci, United States Congressman Rob Wittman, and President/CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors Danny Ludeman.
Virginia Commonwealth University is located in the heart of the city of Richmond, the state’s capital. Both campuses are located in walking distance from city hotspots such as shops, eateries, capitol buildings and event centers. The Monroe Park Campus houses business, education, art and humanities programs while the MCV Campus houses medical and allied health programs. When you step into the center of the Monroe Park campus the first thing you’ll see is VCU’s signature sidewalk compass. From this spot you are only seconds from your first-year classes in Hibbs Hall as well as the full-service Starbucks in the library. It’s the perfect place to be if you need a caffeine boost before that 8 a.m. English class. Over at the MCV campus you’ll find the VCU Medical Center, a teaching hospital that exposes medical students to a real world clinical setting and provides all students with convenient access to healthcare services.
As an undergrad you have three online program options including the nursing completion program (for full-time practicing nurses who possess an associate’s degree or equivalent), clinical laboratory sciences distance education program, and bachelor’s in clinical laboratory sciences completion program (for those with 40 credits previously earned). But if you’re a soon-to-be graduate student you’ll have no shortage of options at your fingertips. Master’s and doctoral level degrees and certificates are offered in counseling, social work, education, paralegal, sports leadership, occupational therapy, aging studies, mechanical/nuclear engineering and more. Looking to take a class to learn a new skill or pick up new techniques and trends in your industry? The Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers dozens of for-credit and non-credit courses that are open to the general public as well as continuing education courses for professionals in healthcare, counseling, and education.
Men’s tennis is one of the university’s most successful sports teams, winning 13 Colonial Athletic Association conference titles and participating in 20 NCAA tournaments. Students from all over the world flock to VCU to join this top-notch tennis team. In fact, check out the 2015-2016 roster and you’ll find the players hail from places like Brazil, Sweden, Romania, Slovakia, and France. If you see yourself as a future Ram, then try out for one of VCU’s 17 varsity sports like baseball, tennis, cross-country, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball. Speaking of basketball, The men’s team is making a name for itself in recent years. They made it to the NCAA Final Four tournament in 2011 and took the Atlantic 10 championship title in 2015.
Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university that received over 270 million dollars in sponsored research funding in 2015, the highest amount in the institution’s history. In the Massey Cancer Center, one of the university’s 21 research centers and institutes, faculty physician-scientists have made notable breakthroughs, including Paul Dent, Ph. D. and Paul B. Fisher, Ph. D.’s development of a virus-based gene therapy that kills kidney cancer cells. In 2015 a team of VCU researchers in collaboration with scientists at other institutions invented a way to more cost-effectively produce a major AIDS drug, therefore making it more easily accessible to the public. Professor John B. Fenn received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2002 for inventing a more effective method to analyze biological macromolecules.