This website reflects admissions criteria. Information is subject to change.

The Doctoral Program in Medical & Health Professions Education is fully online with the majority of coursework offered in an asychronous online environment. 

The Doctoral Program in Medical and Health Professions Education (DMHPE) evaluates applicants using a variety of items submitted by the applicant. All components of an application are reviewed prior to making an admission decision.  

  • 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 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.
  • A 1-page personal essay that includes your professional goals and research interest(s).
  • An original 2-page single spaced academic writing sample. 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume. 
  • Recommendations from 2 academic references (electronic form provided). 
  • Application deadline is March 1. The application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020.  Applicants will be accepted after May 1 on a rolling basis if the cohort has not been filled.  Apply early to secure your spot.

Application Procedures

  • Log into GradCAS, create a username/password, and complete and submit the online form including your personal essay, writing sample, and CV/resume along with the $60 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, your information will be saved, and you may return to finish the process.
  • Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request transcripts 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 registrar at the institution and mail to:

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

  • Using the form provided within the online system, submit two letters of recommendation from two individuals who can realistically evaluate your abilities and probability of success in this online accelerated doctoral program. 

Completed GradCAS Application

  • A completed application requires a paid application fee, all transcripts and at least two completed recommender forms.
  • All prerequisite coursework must be entered in GradCAS in the Transcript Entry section and will be verified against official transcripts submitted.

International Applicant Procedures

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements above, international applicants are required to meet the following: 

Foreign Transcripts

  • Request a course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts showing GPA calculation on a four point scale. 
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School does not endorse any particular evaluating and/or credentialing service. You can use the following agencies:

Translation: If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency will require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts. You can contact University Language Services to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you choose.

Transcript Evaluation: International students whose native language is not English may contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation: WES or ECE. Instruct the credentialing agency to send the official evaluation (and translation) directly to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions (address below). You must provide both a course-by-course evaluation report along with an overall GPA calculation.

TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and receive a score as follows: Paper-based test: 550; Computer-based test: 213; iBT exam: 80. Please go to the ETS website to take the TOEFL exam, and request your TOEFL scores be sent directly to EVMS' School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment. ETS reports scores for two years after the test date. If you have previously taken the TOEFL but the two-year period has expired, the program will accept a personal copy if available.

GradCAS: GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 

All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address:

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

     TOEFL School Code:  B886

Application Submission

The application submission and review is on a rolling schedule for students seeking entry into the program. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible, and students will be notified of the admissions decision. Students who plan to seek financial aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable matriculation fee (which will be credited towards the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.


Admissions and Enrollment

For any other admissions questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment:

Tel:  757.446.7437 
Fax: 757.446.8915