Candidates must submit: 

  • an online application
  • a nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • two (2) letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • official transcripts of all college-level coursework

Applications will be accepted between September 1 and April 1.

Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request transcripts to be sent directly to GradCAS.  GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from:

To send transcripts to GradCAS by mail, download a transcript request form after you enter each institution in GradCAS.  Send the transcript request form to the registrat at the institution and mail to: 

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

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.