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SACSCOC Accreditation

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Doctor of Medicine degree, Masters' degrees, Doctoral degrees, and Certificates.

EVMS is currently undergoing the SACSCOC reaffirmation process -- and selected cultural humility as the topic for the required Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). An on-site Reaffirmation Review that was initially scheduled for March 31, 2020 has been moved to Feb. 16, 2021 through Feb. 18, 2021 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of EVMS.

LCME Accreditation

EVMS received its last letter of full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2012. The next accreditation review of EVMS School of Medicine is underway and is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Learn more at EVMS.edu/LCME.

Additional Accreditations

In addition, many of the programs in our School of Health Professions have received specialized accreditations from appropriate crediting bodies.

  • The Art Therapy and Counseling, Master's program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation has been in effect since September 20, 2019 and will come up for review again in 2024.
  • The Pathologists' Assistant Master's Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). This accreditation has been in effect since April 2019 and will come up for review again in 2024.
  • The Physician Assistant Master's Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA). This accreditation has been in effect since 2009 and will come up for review again in 2026.
  • The Public Health Master's Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). This accreditation has been in effect since 2012 and will come up for review again in 2019.
  • The Surgical Assisting Master's Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation has been in effect since 2009 and will come up for review again in 2019.
  • The Virginia Consortium in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). This accreditation has been in effect since 2013 and will come up for review again in 2020.