Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University, and Sentara Healthcare are assets to the Hampton Roads community. Yet, each could achieve more and provide greater impact for the region and the Commonwealth of Virginia if they develop stronger partnerships (perhaps including mergers of functional areas) and better align their efforts. EVMS also believes that stronger partnerships between EVMS, Sentara and ODU are possible through a process that employs significant discussion and engenders trust among those parties.
As a school founded by the community, for the community, EVMS is committed to improving the health of Hampton Roads and the state overall. EVMS also is committed to doing the difficult work of finding a mutually rewarding model of collaboration with Old Dominion University and Sentara Healthcare. Our proposed starting point for discussions is provided in our Path Forward recommendations.
Note: The Path Forward document has been updated with additional input from our EVMS faculty, staff and students since it was first posted. The revised version will be presented to the EVMS Board of Visitors at its March 2021 meeting and will be posted here after it is approved.