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Doctor of Medicine, MD

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

What makes us unique

The School of Medicine (MD Program) at EVMS is uniquely geared toward preparing students to become world class doctors. EVMS provides medical students with the educational foundation for careers characterized by clinical excellence, commitment to human values, sense of collegiality, and scientific curiosity.

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.

Community-Engaged Learning Initiatives

First Response

Aimed primarily at cardiac and stroke challenges in Eastern Virginia, these initiatives focus on first response.

First Response

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

  • Bystander CPR: Students research our region's difficulties surrounding cardiac arrest and teach Bystander CPR classes in the community.
  • Community Stroke Awareness: Students research the regional challenges and teach Stroke Awareness and Response in the community, primarily in geriatric settings.
Nutrition and Exercise

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

Nutrition and Exercise

  • Adaptive Gymnastics: Provides adolescents with special physical, developmental and neurological needs with an opportunity to take part in a weekly gymnastics class.
  • 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.
Health Equity

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

Health Equity

  • 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.
  • Medical Educators of Sexual Health (MESH): Trained Medical and Health Professions students deliver comprehensive and developmentally appropriate sexual health education to 13-17 year olds in Hampton Roads.
  • 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.
  • #757 WeCare Clinic: Student will lead interprofessiona teams to create and implement a pop-up clinic in the public housing communities of Norfolk, Va to educate, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
First Response

Aimed primarily at cardiac and stroke challenges in Eastern Virginia, these initiatives focus on first response.

Nutrition and Exercise

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

First Response

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

  • Bystander CPR: Students research our region's difficulties surrounding cardiac arrest and teach Bystander CPR classes in the community.
  • Community Stroke Awareness: Students research the regional challenges and teach Stroke Awareness and Response in the community, primarily in geriatric settings.
Health Equity

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

First Response

Aimed primarily at cardiac and stroke challenges in Eastern Virginia, these initiatives focus on first response.

Nutrition and Exercise

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

Health Equity

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

First Response

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

  • Bystander CPR: Students research our region's difficulties surrounding cardiac arrest and teach Bystander CPR classes in the community.
  • Community Stroke Awareness: Students research the regional challenges and teach Stroke Awareness and Response in the community, primarily in geriatric settings.

Nutrition and Exercise

  • Adaptive Gymnastics: Provides adolescents with special physical, developmental and neurological needs with an opportunity to take part in a weekly gymnastics class.
  • 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.

Health Equity

  • 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.
  • Medical Educators of Sexual Health (MESH): Trained Medical and Health Professions students deliver comprehensive and developmentally appropriate sexual health education to 13-17 year olds in Hampton Roads.
  • 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.
  • #757 WeCare Clinic: Student will lead interprofessiona teams to create and implement a pop-up clinic in the public housing communities of Norfolk, Va to educate, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
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.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

  • Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.
  • Hospice: Students explore the role of interdisciplinary teams in the treatment of hospice patients and Advance Care Planning procedures.
Mental Health

Close to 20% of adults in Virginia having been diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and approximately 5% are living with serious mental health condition.

Mental Health

Virginia has a population of approximately 8.3 million people with close to 20% of adults in Virginia having been diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and approximately 5% living with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, biopolar disorder and/or major depression.

  • Beat of My Heart: Students lead music and dance enrichment sessions for patients at the CHKD Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to facilitate human and social connection.
  • Health and Justice: Students will learn about the various pathways from criminal justice involvement and the different healthcare services available through pre- and post-release.
  • REVIVE!: Students will lead REVIVE! trainings to increase community awareness and readiness as well as lead research projects to better define Hampton Roads opioid’s crisis and barriers to 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.

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.
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.

Mental Health

Close to 20% of adults in Virginia having been diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and approximately 5% are living with serious mental health condition.

The Elderly and Chronically Ill

  • Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.
  • Hospice: Students explore the role of interdisciplinary teams in the treatment of hospice patients and Advance Care Planning procedures.
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.

Mental Health

Close to 20% of adults in Virginia having been diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and approximately 5% are living with serious mental health condition.

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

  • Beyond Clinic Walls: Students work with Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and visit elderly residents, identifying and responding to their needs.
  • Hospice: Students explore the role of interdisciplinary teams in the treatment of hospice patients and Advance Care Planning procedures.

Mental Health

Virginia has a population of approximately 8.3 million people with close to 20% of adults in Virginia having been diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and approximately 5% living with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, biopolar disorder and/or major depression.

  • Beat of My Heart: Students lead music and dance enrichment sessions for patients at the CHKD Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to facilitate human and social connection.
  • Health and Justice: Students will learn about the various pathways from criminal justice involvement and the different healthcare services available through pre- and post-release.
  • REVIVE!: Students will lead REVIVE! trainings to increase community awareness and readiness as well as lead research projects to better define Hampton Roads opioid’s crisis and barriers to care.

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.

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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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.

The path to medical school

Meet Fiora McRae, MD Class of 2020, who did not have a traditional undergraduate experience.

She shares how she overcame obstacles and what steps she took to become an ideal Doctor of Medicine candidate with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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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.