Thank you for your interest in the Early Assurance Medical Master's Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Applicants must have expressed interest in Medical Master's, are in good academic standing and are enrolled at an accredited undergraduate institution.
To be eligible for the Early Assurance Program, a student must:
- Have been enrolled as a full-time student at the University for a minimum of 2.5 years and/or with less than 1.5 years left to complete their undergraduate education.
- Interested students should meet with the University EAP Advisor during their freshman year to express interest in preferred admission.
- Meet citizenship requirements of the Program.
- Meet all University institutional and degree requirements to continue as a student in good standing.
- Maintain an overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.3 or better.
- Have satisfactorily completed 6 of 8 pre-requisite courses at University as indicated on the Program's EAP website by time of application.
- By the time of matriculation, participate in at least 100 hours of medical activities (scribing, EMT, physician shadowing) for the one year program or at least 50 hours for the two year program.
- By the time of matriculation, participate in at least 100 hours of volunteer activities.
- Take the MCAT by the end of July preceding the Senior Year and achieve a score of 503 for the one year program or a score of 496 for the two year program.
- Have no academic or other code of conduct violations.
The guarantee of admission through the EAP is contingent upon the student's continued eligibility in the EAP to include:
- Carrying a sufficient credit load during the remaining regular academic semesters to fulfill University undergraduate degree requirement by the graduation date specified in the student's application. Should a student be unable to complete their undergraduate degree in the original timeframe specified, the student would be dismissed from the EAP, but it wouldn't affect eligibility to apply to the Program at a later time;
- Making significant progress towards achievement of the individually specified goals outlined on the Healthcare Experience Plan of Completion (HCE POC) submitted with the student's application;
- Maintaining contact each semester with the University EAP Advisor during the student's senior year and the Program after graduation;
- Maintaining an overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.3 or better with consistent academic performance;
- Completing any specific matriculation conditions set forth by the Program (e.g. official transcripts from University confirming date of degree completion, a criminal background check prior to matriculation, indication of ability to meet Technical Standards of the Program and submission of all health requirements; and
- Remaining free of any actions or conduct that would cause the Admissions Committee to question a student's suitability to pursue a career in medicine. These include, but aare not limited to, misdemeanor or felony convictions, academic dishonestly or other code of conduct violations and /or unporfessional conduct in a health care or educational setting.