The Doctoral Program in Medical & Health Professions Education (DMHPE) is fully online with the majority of coursework offered in an asychronous online environment. Application opens October 1 with a March 15 application deadline. After March 15 rolling admission will occur until the cohort is filled. As of May 15, we are still accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort. 



Requirements for Admission

  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better prior to matriculating at EVMS. 
    • Preference is given to Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (CHAE) concentration applicants with proof of proficiency in cadaver dissection and masters level coursework in some or all of the following: Clinical Gross Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology.
    • Preference is given to Ultrasound and Imaging Education (USIE) concentration applicants who have achieved an RDMS certification. Those applicants without RDMS certification must have some prior ultrasound experience and provide a letter of recommendation from a mentor/employer stating that they have approval to develop their portfolio of scans working toward RDMS in a HIPPA compliant manner. 
  • One year of teaching experience in medical health professions/higher education preferred.
  • One-page personal essay outlining how the MHPE Doctoral degree will help the applicant reach their professional goals. The Personal Essay should include a brief discussion of the applicant’s research interest related to health professions education. We recommend that applicants explore sample personal essays or personal statements found on the internet.
  • An original two-page single-spaced academic writing sample providing an introduction and brief review of the literature related to the applicant’s research interest related to health professions education. The writing sample should follow the APA 7 style guide 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume. 
  • Recommendations from 2 academic references (electronic form provided in GradCAS).

Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including an official transcript from any degree-granting institution that specifies the date upon which the degree was issued.  Transcripts must be sent electronically or by mail directly to GradCAS.  Any official transcript received by the program or the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment department will not be accepted. If you do not list or send official transcripts for all institutions attended, processing of your application will be delayed.

The DMHPE Application Process page provides detailed information about:

  • Transcript submission via GradCAS
  • Applicants with degrees from non-US institutions

Transfer Credits

Requests to transfer graduate credits from another accredited U.S. or Canadian institution are considered on an individual basis after students are admitted to the EVMS MHPE Doctoral program. International credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

A student may transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours, if all of the following conditions hold:

  • Graduate course credits were completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution and are reflected on an official transcript
  • Transfer credits must have been earned within seven years of matriculating into the MHPE program
  • Grade earned is a B or better

All requests must be made by the end of the first term in the program. Students who wish to request that graduate credits be transferred into the MHPE program must submit a copy of the syllabus for the course to the program director who will consult with teaching faculty as appropriate and render a decision. Approved transfer grades are included on student's transcript; however, transfer grades are not included in semester or cumulative GPA calculations.

Join an online Info Session to learn more about the MHPE Programs.