As one of the few medical schools that was founded by the community, for the community, the culture of EVMS is a direct reflection of the unique and diverse environment of Hampton Roads.

EVMS embraces diversity broadly defined, but places a special emphasis on recruitment of women, traditionally underrepresented minorities in medicine and the health professions (African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders), veterans and individuals who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Acknowledging that diversity is a fluid and evolving concept, we will continually strive to be inclusive of individuals and groups in the broadest possible manner.

Click the Spotlights links in the left column to learn about our climate first-hand from members of the EVMS community.