About Graduate Medical Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) sponsors residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a psychology internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Podiatry residency accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). Additionally, several fellowship programs are sponsored for which an accreditation body is not available.

All accredited programs must abide by and be in compliance with the standards established by their accrediting body. The non-accredited programs must provide the Graduate Medical Education Council with a completed curriculum, evaluation systems, and maintain compliance with all policies and procedures of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Graduate Medical Education Council.

Fourteen teaching affiliates participate in the residency training programs, which provide real-life learning situations. The graduate school integrates the programs by rotating residents in a particular specialty through all hospitals offering that instruction.

The community-based Graduate Medical Education is one of the few residency programs in the nation in which all residencies are integrated among a number of hospitals and community clinic setings, as opposed to taking place within one fixed setting – such as a university hospital. All 14 community hospitals are aided 24-hours a day by EVMS residents involved in new treatment methods and research.