Applications should be submitted by December 15 for early decision, by February 15 for open admission. Submissions after Feb. 15 will be considered on a rolling basis until May 16 or until all positions are filled. Submissions before Feb. 15 receive priority.

The program is designed for individuals interested in anatomy and anatomy- related sciences considering teaching and/or career advancement.

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 10 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.

No. Unfortunately, this program is only offered as full-time enrollment.

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  May 1
  • 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.

Yes, it could. By starting in the summer, students already have one semester of grades completed prior to applying to professional schools.  Students will also serve as teaching assistants in medical and health professions school courses.