Contemporary Human Anatomy FAQs
The deadline for a completed application is March 31. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis, if completed by May 1.
Yes. CHAP elective options provide an avenue for students to take courses in specific areas of interest. If courses are not available, students have the option to take an independent study course in an area of choice. Further interests can be pursued through the capstone project.
Absolutely. By starting in the summer, students already have one semester of grades completed prior to applying to professional schools. Many courses are taken with medical or physician assistant students. Additionally, students can sit for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Anatomy Shelf Exam at the end of the summer. Students will also serve as teaching assistants in medical school courses. Students in this program have opportunities for shadowing, MCAT preparation and research as well.
Students are required to serve as teaching assistants for gross anatomy (medical, physician assistant or graduate courses), ultrasound or histology. Prior to serving as teaching assistants, students will learn teaching techniques through an Instructional Methods course during the summer.
The program accepts up to 18 students each year. Some courses will be taken with just students enrolled in the Contemporary Human Anatomy program (such as gross anatomy), while others will be taken with medical or health professions students.
Most courses are taught at EVMS; however, some required courses are taught online. Online courses use the Blackboard learning platform, in which lectures are typically streamed or voiced over PowerPoint presentations.
No. Student of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, assuming all prerequisites are met.
Yes. However, it is strongly recommended that you contact the program director to discuss this possibility prior to applying.
Three years prior to your matriculation date. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
You will need to:
- notify the medical school in writing that you would like your records, including references, copied to the Contemporary Human Anatomy program
- complete the Contemporary Human Anatomy program application online and submit it with your $60 application fee by March 31
- request your official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended
Note: Applying to the Contemporary Human Anatomy program will not negatively affect your status on the wait list for EVMS' MD program.
Students apply for financial aid through EVMS Financial Aid.
Most master's programs in the United States do not have graduate stipends; these funds are typically reserved for PhD students. Students often fund their costs with student loans.