MD students work together in a lab.

Doctor of Medicine, MD

Master clinical skills and gain foundational knowledge to treat patients in a program that puts community service first.

STEP Success

Our students exceed the national average in first-time pass rates for Step 1 and 2 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam. Highlights include:

  • 2017: 100% of students pass Step 1 on the first attempt.
  • 2016 and 2017: 99% of students pass Step 2 CK on the first try.
MD students celebrate commencement in 2017

Where we match

Match Day is a day of celebration for MD students everywhere, but especially here at EVMS, where the number of graduating students who match with a residency program regularly surpasses the national average. See where our students match and how we’ve prepared them for residency.

Why choose EVMS?

See patients on Day 1

Spend your first day working with standardized patients in the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning.

See patients on Day 1

As national leaders in medical modeling and simulation, we provide you with early experience working with standardized patients and practicing with lifelike simulations.

Early ultrasound training

Use the field’s leading technologies in your first weeks with our robust ultrasound curriculum.

Early ultrasound training

As early adopters of ultrasound use in teaching, our ultrasound curriculum is ahead of the curve. From your first week, you will explore the technology that doctors are using on a daily basis across the country and around the world.

Varied training environments

Present and take an active role in rounds while working with diverse patient populations at several hospital locations.

Varied training environments

As a student at a medical school without its own hospital, you will have opportunities to train in a variety of hospitals — from a level 1 trauma center to a children's hospital to military and community hospitals — and more than 150 partnering clinical practices in our region.

You are a valued member of a patient's healthcare team early on, and this experience pays off: Program directors praise our students' advanced abilities during clinical rotations.

See patients on Day 1

Spend your first day working with standardized patients in the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning.

Early ultrasound training

Use the field’s leading technologies in your first weeks with our robust ultrasound curriculum.

See patients on Day 1

As national leaders in medical modeling and simulation, we provide you with early experience working with standardized patients and practicing with lifelike simulations.

Varied training environments

Present and take an active role in rounds while working with diverse patient populations at several hospital locations.

See patients on Day 1

Spend your first day working with standardized patients in the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning.

Early ultrasound training

Use the field’s leading technologies in your first weeks with our robust ultrasound curriculum.

Varied training environments

Present and take an active role in rounds while working with diverse patient populations at several hospital locations.

See patients on Day 1

As national leaders in medical modeling and simulation, we provide you with early experience working with standardized patients and practicing with lifelike simulations.

Early ultrasound training

As early adopters of ultrasound use in teaching, our ultrasound curriculum is ahead of the curve. From your first week, you will explore the technology that doctors are using on a daily basis across the country and around the world.

Varied training environments

As a student at a medical school without its own hospital, you will have opportunities to train in a variety of hospitals — from a level 1 trauma center to a children's hospital to military and community hospitals — and more than 150 partnering clinical practices in our region.

You are a valued member of a patient's healthcare team early on, and this experience pays off: Program directors praise our students' advanced abilities during clinical rotations.

Ready to start your career at a medical school committed to serving the community?

CareForward Curriculum

Our CareForward Curriculum guides us as we:

  • educate caring, compassionate and skillful caregivers
  • prepare students for residency and careers in medicine
  • give students the knowledge to competently navigate the healthcare system

The American Medical Association has tapped EVMS to join a nationwide consortium of 32 medical schools working to reshape the future of medical education. See how our award-winning curriculum makes a difference.

Community service

At EVMS, caring extends beyond the classroom. From participating in Community Impact Day to volunteering through our M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, our students and faculty put our commitment to community service on display.

Service Learning Initiatives

First Response

Lead Bystander CPR courses, promote Community Stroke Awareness and teach lifesaving skills with Stop the Bleed.

First Response

Aimed primarily at emergency health events, these initiatives focus on first response. 

Bystander CPR: Students teach CPR classes and study the region's struggles surrounding cardiac events in the community.

Community Stroke Awareness: Students develop and teach community classes to speed effective response to stroke.

Stop the Bleed: Students learn and teach the public lifesaving responses to bleeding emergencies.

Nutrition & Exercise

Help establish healthy fitness and nutrition habits for children at P.B. Young, the homeless with LIFT and those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, with CHOW.

Nutrition and Exercise

Diabetes and obesity are two prevalent issues in the region. Initiatives in this pathway focus on nutrition and exercise.

Choosing Healthy Options for Wellness (CHOW): Students teach nutritious eating and exercise.

LIFT: Students work with homeless clients over 30-, 60- and 90-day periods teaching nutrition, exercise and life skills.

P.B. Young: Students work at an elementary school in a large public housing project. They read and play with the children and conduct nutrition education.

Underserved & Health Inequities

Provide care to low-income or uninsured residents, assist with rehabilitation and address community health concerns to help those without easy access to healthcare.

Underserved and Health Inequities

Initiatives in this pathway focus on those who do not readily have access to healthcare.

Community Innovations: Students analyze audiences, conduct group needs assessments and design effective programs for community health literacy.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation: Students assist those struggling with addiction at the Salvation Army Rehab Center.

Environmental Health: Students research potential environmental sources of illness, such as harmful agents in air, water, food and soil, and propose solutions. 

HOPES Student Run Free Clinic: Students work in various capacities at this free clinic run by EVMS students.

Let's All Take a Breath: Students learn the skills necessary to conduct community-engaged research in a topic of interest with a true master.

Mothers and Baby Mermaids: Students become navigators with young mothers to help them journey through the pregnancy experience.

Street Health: Students work with Norfolk's Office to End Homelessness to find and conduct initial health screening for the community's unsheltered homeless population.

YMCA After-School (James Monroe Elementary): Students work in an urban school setting, conduct needs assessments and design health literacy programs.

First Response

Lead Bystander CPR courses, promote Community Stroke Awareness and teach lifesaving skills with Stop the Bleed.

Nutrition & Exercise

Help establish healthy fitness and nutrition habits for children at P.B. Young, the homeless with LIFT and those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, with CHOW.

First Response

Aimed primarily at emergency health events, these initiatives focus on first response. 

Bystander CPR: Students teach CPR classes and study the region's struggles surrounding cardiac events in the community.

Community Stroke Awareness: Students develop and teach community classes to speed effective response to stroke.

Stop the Bleed: Students learn and teach the public lifesaving responses to bleeding emergencies.

Underserved & Health Inequities

Provide care to low-income or uninsured residents, assist with rehabilitation and address community health concerns to help those without easy access to healthcare.

First Response

Lead Bystander CPR courses, promote Community Stroke Awareness and teach lifesaving skills with Stop the Bleed.

Nutrition & Exercise

Help establish healthy fitness and nutrition habits for children at P.B. Young, the homeless with LIFT and those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, with CHOW.

Underserved & Health Inequities

Provide care to low-income or uninsured residents, assist with rehabilitation and address community health concerns to help those without easy access to healthcare.

First Response

Aimed primarily at emergency health events, these initiatives focus on first response. 

Bystander CPR: Students teach CPR classes and study the region's struggles surrounding cardiac events in the community.

Community Stroke Awareness: Students develop and teach community classes to speed effective response to stroke.

Stop the Bleed: Students learn and teach the public lifesaving responses to bleeding emergencies.

Nutrition and Exercise

Diabetes and obesity are two prevalent issues in the region. Initiatives in this pathway focus on nutrition and exercise.

Choosing Healthy Options for Wellness (CHOW): Students teach nutritious eating and exercise.

LIFT: Students work with homeless clients over 30-, 60- and 90-day periods teaching nutrition, exercise and life skills.

P.B. Young: Students work at an elementary school in a large public housing project. They read and play with the children and conduct nutrition education.

Underserved and Health Inequities

Initiatives in this pathway focus on those who do not readily have access to healthcare.

Community Innovations: Students analyze audiences, conduct group needs assessments and design effective programs for community health literacy.

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation: Students assist those struggling with addiction at the Salvation Army Rehab Center.

Environmental Health: Students research potential environmental sources of illness, such as harmful agents in air, water, food and soil, and propose solutions. 

HOPES Student Run Free Clinic: Students work in various capacities at this free clinic run by EVMS students.

Let's All Take a Breath: Students learn the skills necessary to conduct community-engaged research in a topic of interest with a true master.

Mothers and Baby Mermaids: Students become navigators with young mothers to help them journey through the pregnancy experience.

Street Health: Students work with Norfolk's Office to End Homelessness to find and conduct initial health screening for the community's unsheltered homeless population.

YMCA After-School (James Monroe Elementary): Students work in an urban school setting, conduct needs assessments and design health literacy programs.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

Determine areas where diseases are prevalent with Hotspotters and visit with older area residents in Beyond Clinic Walls.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

The elderly represent a rapidly growing demographic in Eastern Virginia. Initiatives in this pathway focus on the elderly, chronically ill or disabled.

Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.

Hotspotters: Students develop options for patients with multiple conditions to reduce their need for frequent care.

Infectious Disease

Assess the regional health district’s performance through our HIV Treatment Quality Improvement and STI Focused Community Needs Assessment.

Infectious Disease

Eastern Virginia is home to a higher proportion of individuals living with HIV/AIDS than anywhere else in Virginia. Initiatives in this pathway currently focus on individuals living with HIV/AIDS or STIs.

HIV Treatment Quality Improvement: Students assess treatment quality in the Eastern Health District of Virginia and design and test process improvements.

STI Focused Community Needs Assessment: Students analyze needs relating to STIs in the Eastern Health District of Virginia highlighting potential high-return interventions or processes.

Global Health Equity

Earn a Spanish Bilingual Clinical Certification with Medical Spanish or a French Clinician Certification with Medical French, or work with local refugees in Refugee Health.

Global Health Equity

Global health inequities are community issues around the world, and these challenges have an impact on Hampton Roads. These initiatives focus on addressing these inequities.

Medical Spanish: Students work with Spanish-speaking patients and earn a Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certification.

Refugee Health: Students partner with local resettlement agencies to improve the health of refugees and health-related systems they experience.

Medical French: Students work with French-speaking patients and earn a French Clinician Certification through Alliance Française.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

Determine areas where diseases are prevalent with Hotspotters and visit with older area residents in Beyond Clinic Walls.

Infectious Disease

Assess the regional health district’s performance through our HIV Treatment Quality Improvement and STI Focused Community Needs Assessment.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

The elderly represent a rapidly growing demographic in Eastern Virginia. Initiatives in this pathway focus on the elderly, chronically ill or disabled.

Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.

Hotspotters: Students develop options for patients with multiple conditions to reduce their need for frequent care.

Global Health Equity

Earn a Spanish Bilingual Clinical Certification with Medical Spanish or a French Clinician Certification with Medical French, or work with local refugees in Refugee Health.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

Determine areas where diseases are prevalent with Hotspotters and visit with older area residents in Beyond Clinic Walls.

Infectious Disease

Assess the regional health district’s performance through our HIV Treatment Quality Improvement and STI Focused Community Needs Assessment.

Global Health Equity

Earn a Spanish Bilingual Clinical Certification with Medical Spanish or a French Clinician Certification with Medical French, or work with local refugees in Refugee Health.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

The elderly represent a rapidly growing demographic in Eastern Virginia. Initiatives in this pathway focus on the elderly, chronically ill or disabled.

Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.

Hotspotters: Students develop options for patients with multiple conditions to reduce their need for frequent care.

Infectious Disease

Eastern Virginia is home to a higher proportion of individuals living with HIV/AIDS than anywhere else in Virginia. Initiatives in this pathway currently focus on individuals living with HIV/AIDS or STIs.

HIV Treatment Quality Improvement: Students assess treatment quality in the Eastern Health District of Virginia and design and test process improvements.

STI Focused Community Needs Assessment: Students analyze needs relating to STIs in the Eastern Health District of Virginia highlighting potential high-return interventions or processes.

Global Health Equity

Global health inequities are community issues around the world, and these challenges have an impact on Hampton Roads. These initiatives focus on addressing these inequities.

Medical Spanish: Students work with Spanish-speaking patients and earn a Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certification.

Refugee Health: Students partner with local resettlement agencies to improve the health of refugees and health-related systems they experience.

Medical French: Students work with French-speaking patients and earn a French Clinician Certification through Alliance Française.

Earn a dual degree

Earn a dual degree

or

MD/MPH

Tackle healthcare issues on a broader scope in our dual MD/MPH program in partnership with Old Dominion University.

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or

MD/MBA

Gain business expertise while earning your MD with our MD/MBA program in partnership with the College of William & Mary.

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Cutting-edge ModSim technology

As a national leader in the standardized patient program, EVMS is home to the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning. Working with standardized patients and simulations gives our students early experience they will use throughout their careers.

Student life

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Faculty-student relationship

Our faculty are committed to student excellence. Our third-year students meet one-on-one with our vice dean to receive career guidance.

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Wellness program

Our student and physician wellness program promotes resilience in our graduates throughout their medical careers.

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Care-based teaching

We value practical application in teaching; our lessons are placed in the context of real-world practice at every opportunity.

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Graduation rates

Nearly 9 out of 10 EVMS medical students graduate on time in four years.

Global Health

Our Global Health programs further our community-oriented vision as our students, faculty and staff engage in global health education, training and service in pursuit of health equity for all.

Our local programs include Medical Spanish, Refugee Health, Rural Area Medicine and an upcoming Medical French initiative.

Abroad, we support maternal-child health training in the Dominican Republic and Belize, community health programs in Mexico, India and Kenya, and sustainable global health training with local and international NGOs.

Need a step up? Prepare to matriculate into medical school with our one- or two-year Medical Master’s programs.