Physicians for Peace International Elective

The Physicians for Peace International Medical Mission is an EVMS elective for fourth year medical students focused on planning a medical mission with the guidance of the Physicians for Peace organization. Students conduct extensive research, prepare a medical mission plan, and ultimately - join a medical mission trip to observe, learn, and gather data for their mission report. The 4 to 8 week long elective consists of an initial planning period that concludes with a one week long medical mission trip to the target country. Only a few seats are available for this elective annually and only one student is ultimately awarded a stipend to cover the travel costs for the trip. The stipend is awarded jointly by Physicians for Peace and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Those students who get the opportunity to partake in the medical mission must present their findings via a presentation to peers and stakeholders upon their return.


    • Administrative Location

    • EVMS Pathology and Anatomy - Lewis Hall
      700 West Olney Road
      Norfolk, VA 23507
    • Project Location

    • Dependent on Project Planned Each Year
    • Project Partner(s)

    • ODU, VCU
    • Participant Eligibility

    • M4
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service, Service Learning, Research Scholarship
    • Project Scope

    • International
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Pathology and Anatomy
    • Points of Contact