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About Richmond

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city textured with history. It's where Patrick Henry threw down the revolutionary gauntlet with the words "give me liberty or give me death." It's home to the oldest, continuously meeting legislative body in the U.S. It's where Edgar Allen Poe worked at his first literary job and where Arthur Ashe learned to play tennis. Anchored by the past, Richmond also is marked by a continuing tradition of growth, innovation and commitment to community.

The MCV campus of the VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square and over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. Though sought by patients from surrounding suburban and rural areas of greater Richmond and from around the world, our location places us at the very center of what makes Richmond tick. The city's size, scale and location, combined with our flexible scheduling and emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, means you can mesh opportunities for rest and relaxation with the demands of professional life. Richmond is a cityscape of culture: a blend of historic residential neighborhoods, museums and businesses. It is home to the Governor of Virginia, the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Ballet, the theatre, the Library of Virginia, AAA baseball, championship basketball and tennis and a host of other cultural attractions. Opportunities for outdoor recreation include rock climbing and whitewater rafting, fishing and bicycle riding, golf and horseback riding. And there are dozens of restaurants from well-seasoned lunch counters and one-of-a-kind pushcart vendors to critically acclaimed restaurants. Plus we're at the crossroads of Interstates 64 and 95, an hour from the mountains and two hours from the beach and Washington, DC.

To learn more about our historic hometown, please visit: http://www.ci.richmond.va.us/