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. 

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 
    • For those applying to the Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (CHAE) concentration, the master’s degree must be comprised of a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits and should include Clinical Gross Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology at the master’s level. Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in cadaver dissection. Supervisors can provide proof of proficiency via a letter of recommendation.  
    • 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. The USIE program will launch Fall 2020.
  • 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
  • Transfers can feasibly occur within the five-year matriculation limit of this MHPE program
  • Grade earned is a B or better

All requests must be made by the end of the first term in the program.

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