There are two types of medical schools :

Allopathic Medical School : grants the M.D. degree; disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the entire body 

Schools in Virginia:
Eastern Virginia Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine


Osteopathic Medical School:  grants the D.O. degree; emphasis on the musculoskeletal system with a holistic approach to patient care

Schools in Virginia:
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

From "Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR)", a publication of the AAMC: "As an applicant embarks on the path toward a medical career, consideration of the type of medical school is important. Some medical school curricula emphasize the education and training of primary care physicians, ..Some medical schools emphasize the education and training of physicians who will serve the needs of rural patients. Still other schools emphasize the acquisition of research skills,...and academic medicine."

The Director of Pre-health Programs (DPP) can offer advice and resources to help you select programs to consider applying to.

For more information visit "considering a Career in Medicine".