Student Orientation

Campus Overview

Lewis Hall

Lewis Hall is used for basic science research and education purposes. Some key areas of research that take place here include diabetes, women’s health, immunology, infectious diseases and cancer diagnosis. Lewis Hall is also home to the anatomy lab.

You will also find the student lounge, bookstore, student affairs, financial aid, Network Control tech support, Roper and McCombs auditoriums, student mailboxes and lockers for those programs who get them. The student lounge has a kitchen with microwaves and refrigerators for students’ use. The bookstore has light snacks, sandwiches and hot/cold beverages, as well as EVMS-branded merchandise.

Lewis Hall is named for Richmond philanthropists Sydney and Frances Lewis, who provided a key gift in the support of the school.

Jones Institute

Named for Howard and Georgeanna Jones, who pioneered in-vitro fertilization in the U.S, the Jones Institute continues to have a very active research staff in addition to the clinical practice. Trivia: Dr. Howard Jones is 102 years old -- and he still comes to work.

CONRAD: the Jones Institute building also houses some of the Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) staff. CONRAD works with researchers worldwide to develop contraceptives and methods to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly for use in developing countries. It is a division of our OB/GYN department and is headquartered in Northern Virginia.

Hague Club Apartments: EVMS student housing.

Smith-Rogers Hall: is just down Olney Road (on your map, turn onto the second Mowbray Arch). Smith-Rogers is home to variety of administrative offices, including Human Resources, Financial Services, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Marketing and Special Events. Its lawn overlooks the Hague and hosts a variety of events such as the President’s Picnic tomorrow.

Visitor parking garage

Parking is primarily for patients throughout the medical center, although family and other guests can also park here.

Andrews Hall: the building contains the office of Dr. Richard Homan, our President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine, whom you’ll meet tomorrow, as well as other senior leadership and administrative offices including alumni relations. Occupational Health is located on the second floor of Andrews. In addition, it houses two clinical departments: dermatology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The school’s stuttering program is also located here. The building is named for two physician brothers, Mason and William Andrews, who were instrumental in establishing EVMS.

South Campus

On the other side of Brambleton Ave., behind the employee parking garage, is an area known as South Campus. South Campus includes the Norfolk Public Health Department and Williams Hall, home of the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center and the school’s pediatric research unit. South Campus also is the location for the light rail train known as the Tide. It runs between here and Newtown Road, near the Virginia Beach/Norfolk line.

Fort Norfolk Plaza: private office building is home to the EVMS Sleep Center and will very soon house the Office of Development. Trivia: on the far side is Fort Norfolk, a Revolutionary War era structure that helped protect the city from invaders for the better part of a century.

Hofheimer Hall

This is the school’s principal clinical facility. The building houses the offices of Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, OB/GYN, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Surgery, Infectious Disease, Urogynecology and Psychiatry. It is named for Henry Clay and Elise Hofheimer, early supporters of the school. Trivia: EVMS Medical Group doctors have more than 400,000 patient encounters annually in practice locations across southeastern Virginia.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

EVMS does not own a hospital; instead, it partners with a number of hospitals like Sentara Norfolk General for education purposes and clinical rotations. This is our principal teaching partner. Sentara owns a variety of hospitals throughout the region and across the state. Around back is the Heart Hospital. Sentara has the region’s only Level-one trauma center, which cares for the most seriously injured patients. The surgeons who staff that facility are all EVMS employees. That’s just one example of how closely EVMS is intertwined with the hospitals. While EVMS does not have a cafeteria, there is one located inside of Norfolk General that students can frequent. Trivia: the Chair of Emergency Medicine at EVMS is an EVMS graduate himself, Dr. Frank Counselman.

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

CHKD is another major teaching affiliate with EVMS. CHKD physicians form the EVMS department of pediatrics. EVMS medical students rotate through the hospital, and EVMS pediatrics residents train there as well. There is another great cafeteria and a Starbucks in this hospital.

Brickell Medical Sciences Library

The distinctive rotunda where you checked-in this morning, marks the Brickell Medical Sciences Library which is open and accessible to students 24/7. The facility is named for a former EVMS president, Edward E. Brickell. Library staff actively reach out to the community, teaching people how to use the internet to find reliable consumer health information. About half of library patrons are patients or loved ones searching for medical information. The student computer lab is also located inside of the library.

Lester Hall & TowneBank Lawn

This is our newest facility and is named for former President Harry T. Lester who left the school earlier this year. He was instrumental in building legislative support for the school, particularly for its mission to boost enrollment to help meet the growing need in the community. The building is used for education and research. It is home to the School of Health Professions, and houses our modeling and simulation program as well as The Leroy T. Canoles Cancer Research Center. Lab space and the standardized patient program are also located in Lester Hall.

The lawn in front of Lester Hall was provided by one of our donors, TowneBank.