UVA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the VA to provide health care to its students at the University of Virginia, including care for those who have not yet completed medical school.
The agreement was announced Thursday by President Teresa A. Sullivan.
The VA has been negotiating a new agreement with the university for several years, and the new memorandum allows the university to use UVA’s health care resources to offer services and care to students at UVA.
The new agreement does not address any specific services, but UVA officials said it allows the VA’s medical staff and students to collaborate in their own clinical trials, such as the study of lung cancer.
It also allows the hospital to use its own facilities for care, such for research or rehabilitation.
The hospital is expected to start accepting applications for student-to-student appointments by the end of this month, and will have a fully staffed facility by late fall, according to university officials.
The university, which is home to more than 400 students and is the oldest of the nation’s four Ivy League universities, has struggled financially since the economic downturn in 2009.
Its flagship campus in Charlottesville, Virginia, was forced to shut down last year, and its health system was unable to provide basic services for students until this summer.
The University of Pennsylvania and other elite universities are also trying to find ways to attract students to their campuses, but many of those efforts rely on the availability of medical care.
The deal with the University in Charlottesville is the first time the university has worked with a federal agency on such a joint program, and Sullivan said it will allow UVA to use the VA resources to provide its students with care at a time when UVA needs the most.
The health care agreement between UVA and the VA was first reported by The Washington Times.
The two sides also agreed to explore the possibility of sharing data on the quality of care provided to students in their campus, and to work to improve health care in UVA facilities.
Sullivan said the new agreement is aimed at providing students and UVA with the care they need and are entitled to, and she said she believes the partnership will be a win-win for the school and the community.
The administration has also agreed that the UVA health care system will be accountable to the state for the health of its students, and that UVA will also share any data it collects about its students’ health with the state’s health department.
UVA plans to begin enrolling students in early fall 2019, and officials said they expect to receive applications for the program by the middle of next year.
The medical school, which opened in 1929, has about 3,500 students, nearly all of whom are enrolled full-time.
In addition to providing care to UVa’s students, the school also offers academic and vocational courses.
The school offers courses in business administration, computer science, nursing, nursing science, pharmacy, psychology, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
Sullivan emphasized that UVAs enrollment in medical school is not the same as its enrollment in graduate school.
UVAS students who complete a residency program, or who obtain a medical school fellowship, or those who complete an internship or other type of training at the university will be eligible for a full-ride scholarship for a one-year residency at the U.S. military academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Uva also will begin accepting applications this fall for its new student-based residency program.
The program will include one residency student each for three years, beginning in 2019.
The UVA Medical School has been offering a residency in general internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology since 2011.
In September, Sullivan announced that Uva plans to create an additional residency program in primary care, but did not specify how many students will be accepted into that program.
She said the plan is for UVA graduates to continue to enroll in the program, which will be open to both residents and nonresidents, and for those interested in the other program, she said, to be able join in at the same time.
Sullivan has said that UVa has been a “very positive and supportive” partner in providing medical care to veterans, including medical care that has helped them return to civilian life.
The Health Care Access and CHIP Act, a $787 billion bill passed by Congress in 2015, established federal standards for health care coverage, which UVA, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs, have been working to meet.
The legislation expanded access to health care for veterans, and made it easier for veterans to get medical care and paid time off to recover from traumatic injuries.
The bill also established a “rehabilitation fund” for veterans and other individuals who had been discharged from the military.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who will visit UVA in April, praised the Uva agreement, which he called a “historic step.”
The VA’s partnership with the UPA Health System has