BA, Emory University '09
MS, Eastern Virginia Medical School – Medical Master's Program ‘12
MD Candidate, Eastern Virginia Medical School ‘16
I chose EVMS' Medical Master's program because I found that the school cared about me and wanted to help me succeed. EVMS students help each other learn in a collaborative way to a degree that I have yet to find elsewhere. They study together, make practice practical exams, share study guides, and answer each other's questions on Facebook. The faculty go out of their way to hold review sessions, meet with students, elicit feedback, and provide ancillary materials. As one professor says, "If a student fails a class, we as a faculty have failed." The first year medical students are incredibly supportive and friendly, and they treat the medical master's students with the same respect and support that they give their classmates. All of these factors combine to explain why EVMS' Medical Master's program students have a phenomenal rate of matriculation into medical school.
I also learned from the program, and my fellow students, the best study techniques for medical students, and as a consequence I'm flourishing in my training. My performance as a Medical Master's student allowed me to place out of several classes as a first year, and my new study skills further have decreased the time burden of being a first year student. This increase in free time has allowed me become significantly involved in the leadership of the HOPES Clinic, travel to Haiti as part of a medical mission, and conduct clinical research. I cannot recommend the Medical Master's Program at EVMS highly enough.
BA, New York University '05
MS, Eastern Virginia Medical School – Medical Master's Program ‘09
MD Candidate, Eastern Virginia Medical School ‘13
The Medical Master's program at Eastern Virginia Medical School was the key to a career I had always envisioned for myself. As a nontraditional applicant, it not only provided me with the foundation for acquiring the study skills and the basic science knowledge I would need to propel through four years of medical school, but it allowed me to meet an incredible group of driven individuals with the ambition, intelligence, and enthusiasm with whom I could share the journey. Today, having matched into a residency program in my home state of New York, I can officially call myself a resident physician and having shared this transition with the other “Medical Master's” makes the process even more worth it.