Applying to the MD Program
EVMS is highly competitive and each year, the medical school receives an estimated 5,000 applications from which approximately 145 students are chosen. The admissions process begins on June 1 and ends on the first day of class in mid-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.
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.
Letters of Recommendation
If your school has a premedical advisory committee, we strongly urge you to have a letter sent by that committee. Otherwise, (3) individual letters from two science and one non-science faculty are required. Applicants currently or previously enrolled in a graduate program must also submit a 4th letter of recommendation from their thesis or graduate advisor.
If your graduate program has not started, you are required to submit a letter from your program advisor to verify your enrollment and when the program officially completes. (We will request a letter of your progress in the program 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.
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.