A stronger EVMS learning community leads to a healthier Hampton Roads. That’s why our students don’t just learn to care for patients. They also develop the mindset and skills of service learning and caring for an entire community — particularly for those who might go without medical care, such as underserved minorities. Through service learning initiatives such as the only student-run, free medical clinic in Norfolk which features specialized care in women’s health and Spanish-language clinic hours, EVMS students develop a clear sense of the community’s needs and their responsibility to meet them. They also develop compassion for patients and their families, and learn interdisciplinary problem solving.
Research and Patient Care
Today, because that first generation of founders wouldn’t give up, you benefit from having an exceptional health-sciences university right here. You, your family, your friends and your neighbors all have access to physicians and healthcare professionals trained to deliver advanced medical care while treating you as a person, not a diagnosis. Because of EVMS, people in need throughout our community receive medical care they would not get otherwise. And all Hampton Roads residents have a powerful engine for healthcare research and innovation minutes from home, which makes life in our community better.
Our students come to EVMS because they are smart, caring and driven. They want an outstanding medical education shaped and powered by a uniquely community-connected program. Their remarkable academic and career successes are built upon the experiences they accumulate as they interact with the residents of Hampton Roads. More than eight in 10 of our students rely on financial aid and still incur heavy debt loads: on average, $85,000 for health professions students and $250,000 for medical students. Your support for scholarships will help us attract the best, most diverse and most deserving students to EVMS.
You are the next generation of EVMS founders. We can’t do this without you.
We ask you to step up and carry the torch first lit by the founders of EVMS 50 years ago. Today, because that first generation of founders wouldn’t give up, all Hampton Roads residents have a powerful engine for healthcare research and innovation minutes from home, which makes life in our community better. Imagine what your commitment and generosity will become five, 10, even 50 years from now. With you, we can deliver on the promise.Give now