Norfolk Academy Medical Externship (NAME)

The Norfolk Academy Medical Externship (NAME) is a physician-monitored internship program specifically focused on engaging qualified Norfolk Academy students in an educational and participatory program in medicine. Establish in 2006, private physicians working with the admissions office of the Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Workforce Development division of the Department of Human Services of Sentara Healthcare and the Headmaster and Chair of the Science Department of Norfolk Academy, came together and created a pilot program involving volunteer students from Norfolk Academy. NAME provides upper school students opportunities to participate in a series of medical education programs and internships in the private M.D./hospital industry. The goal of the program is to inspire careers in healthcare and ensure an increasing base of qualified physicians for the Hampton Roads area. The program is currently a joint effort among community physicians, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara Healthcare, and Norfolk Academy.


    • Administrative Location

    • Office of Development - Andrews
      721 Fairfax Avenue
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Eastern Virginia Medical School
      711 Southampton Ave
      Norfolk, VA 23510
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Norfolk Academy, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Residents, Physicians, M1, M2, M3, M4, PA, SA, Other HP, MPH
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Development
    • Points of Contact