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Clinical Practice and Patient Care

A commitment to excellent patient care is one of the fundamental values of the University of Virginia. The UVA Health System is an academic health care center that includes a medical center (with main hospital, children's hospital, and clinic network), School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and health sciences library. It provides inpatient and outpatient care and patient education, and conducts medical research and education. Most faculty members that engage in significant patient care are affiliated with either the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing, both of which provide extensive resources for faculty, as described on their websites.

The Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services is connected to the Curry School of Education and Human Development. Some Curry School faculty participate in clinical practice through the Center, which offers services in clinical psychology, autism spectrum, speech, language, hearing, and reading.