This website reflects current program information, including admissions criteria and curricula.  Information is subject to change.

The Doctoral Program in Medical & Health Professions Education is fully online with the majority of coursework offered in an asychronous online environment. The Contemporary Human Anatomy Education and Ultrasound and Imaging Education concentrations include annual, one-week residential practicums held on-site at EVMS in Norfolk, Virginia. 

The Doctoral Program in Medical and Health Professions Education (DMHPE) evaluates applicants using a variety of items submitted by the applicant. All components of an application are reviewed prior to making an admission decision.  

  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better prior to matriculating at EVMS 
    • For those applying to the Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (CHAE) concentration, the master’s degree must be comprised of a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits and should include Clinical Gross Anatomy, Embryology and Histology at the master’s level. Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in cadaver dissection. Supervisors can provide proof of proficiency via letter of recommendation.  
    • Preference is given to Ultrasound and Imaging Education (USIE) concentration applicants who have achieved an RDMS certification. Those applicants without RDMS certification must have some prior ultrasound experience and provide a letter of recommendation from a mentor/employer stating that they have approval to develop their portfolio of scans working toward RDMS in a HIPPA compliant manner. The USIE program will launch Fall 2020.
  • One year of teaching experience in medical health professions/higher education preferred.
  • A 1-page personal essay that includes your professional goals and research interest(s).
  • An original 2-page single spaced academic writing sample. 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume. 
  • Recommendations from 2 academic references (electronic form provided). 
  • Application deadline is March 1. 

Ready to apply?

Submit an application to the Doctoral Program in Medical & Health Professions Education program.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Requirements for admission include:

  • English proficiency exams (may be waived)
    • TOEFL Minimum Scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80
    • IELTS Minimum Scores: Total 6.5, Subscores 6
  • A transcript evaluation and translation
    • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 
    • All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address:

           GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
           P.O. Box 9217
           Watertown, MA 02471

      TOEFL School Code is B886

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 Admission will occur on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. Graduates of foreign programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.