Medical and Health Professions Education Application Process
This website reflects current program information, including admissions criteria and curricula. Information is subject to change.
- Log into the online VisualZen application, create a username/password, and complete and submit the online form, including your personal essay, job history and CV/resume, along with the $60 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, your information will be saved, and you may return to finish the process.
- Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request transcripts be sent directly to EVMS' School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment in sealed envelopes.
- Using the form provided within the online system, submit three letters of recommendation from three individuals who can realistically evaluate your abilities and probability of success in the program. Preferably, one of the letters should be from your current employer.
- List all related work or volunteer experience.
International Applicant Procedures
Translation: If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency will require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts. You can contact University Language Services to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you choose.
Transcript Evaluation: International students whose native language is not English may contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation: WES or ECE. Instruct the credentialing agency to send the official evaluation (and translation) directly to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions (address below). You must provide both a course-by-course evaluation report along with an overall GPA calculation.
NOTE: An official transcript must be submitted to EVMS' School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment as well as the credentialing agency of your choice.
TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and receive a score as follows: Paper-based test: 550; Computer-based test: 213; iBT exam: 80. Please go to the ETS website to take the TOEFL exam, and request your TOEFL scores be sent directly to EVMS' School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment. ETS reports scores for two years after the test date. If you have previously taken the TOEFL but the two-year period has expired, the program will accept a personal copy if available.
The application submission and review is on a rolling schedule for students seeking entry into the program. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible, and students will be notified of the admissions decision. Students who plan to seek financial aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable matriculation fee (which will be credited towards the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.
Official transcripts, scores and supportive application documents should be mailed to the address below. If you experience technical difficulties or related problems in completing your online application, please contact:
School of Health Professions
Admissions and Enrollment
Attention: Medical and Health Professions Education
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607