Applying to the MD Program

Initial Application

EVMS is highly competitive and each year, the medical school receives over 6,500 applications from which approximately 151 students are selected. The admissions process begins on June 1 and ends in August of the following year. Initial applications are received through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The MD admissions process begins after a completed application is received from the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Electronic applications and the instructions for completing the AMCAS application can be accessed through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.

This application contains information about the applicant, including a “personal comments” section and a record of the applicant’s academic performance. In addition to academic information, the application should include other “life” experiences such as health care exposures, volunteerism opportunities, and work employment history.


Supplemental Application

Once the prospective student's AMCAS application has been received by EVMS, the Admissions Office may request that a secondary application be completed. This will be sent to the applicant via the email address supplied to AMCAS when the primary application was submitted. 

Veterans I-SERVED Program:  Eastern Virginia Medical School proudly considers itself a veteran-friendly school and has established the 'I-SERVED' (Incoming Students Entitled to Reimbursement for Veterans with Eligible Documents) secondary fee reimbursement program to thank applicants who have served in the United States military. Using the I-SERVED program applicants are eligible for reimbursement of their EVMS secondary application fee.

Letters of Recommendation

  • If your school has a premedical advisory committee, we strongly urge you to have a letter sent by that committee.  Otherwise, you may submit (3) individual letters, including; two letters from the natural and physical sciences, and letter from a non-science faculty, (courses in Mathematics will be considered in the realm of a non-science letter).   Applicants currently or previously enrolled in a graduate program must also submit another letter of recommendation from their thesis or graduate advisor. (Do not duplicate letters. You should have a minimum of 4 separate letters, including undergraduate letters listed above, if you are required to submit a graduate letter of reference).  (You may submit additional letters other than the required minimum as listed above).
  • If you have just begun or are planning to begin a 1-year Master's degree program this Fall, you are required to submit a letter from your program advisor verifying your enrollment and the program completion date.  (A letter of your progress in the program will be requested at a later date).


Deadlines for Applications

Applications for regular admission may be submitted to EVMS through AMCAS between June 1 and November 15, although applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials as early as possible.


International Students

Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for admission into the MD program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.