Surgical Assisting Application Process

Candidates must submit: 

  • an online VisualZen application
  • a nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • three (3) letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • official transcripts of all college-level coursework

Applications will be accepted between October 1 and May 1.

The EVMS SA program will not accept applications from practicing or retired physicians as these individuals can enter the surgical assistant profession by taking the Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) Exam.

The application review process takes approximately eight weeks. The program director will send letters to all applicants indicating the determination of the admissions review committee. The program has a capacity to admit a maximum of 24 students a year. New classes are admitted in August, and students are enrolled for 22 consecutive months.

Official transcripts should be mailed to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment at 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: Surgical Assisting
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437 | 757.446.7153
Fax: 757.446.8915
hpadmissions@evms.edu