MD Application Process
EVMS is highly competitive, and each year, the medical school receives more than 6,500 applications from which approximately 150 students are selected. The admissions process begins on June 1 and ends in August of the following year. Initial applications are received through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The MD admissions process begins after a completed application is received from the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Electronic applications and the instructions for completing the AMCAS application can be accessed through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.
This application contains information about the applicant, including a personal comments section and a record of the applicant’s academic performance. In addition to academic information, the application should include other life experiences such as previous healthcare work, volunteerism and employment history.
Once the prospective student's AMCAS application has been received by EVMS, MD Admissions may request that a secondary application be completed. This will be sent to the applicant via the email address supplied to AMCAS when the primary application was submitted.
Veterans are eligible for reimbursement of these fees through the Veterans I-SERVED Program.
Letters of Recommendation
- If your school has a premedical advisory committee, we strongly urge you to have a letter sent by that committee. Otherwise, you may submit 3 individual letters, including: two letters from natural and physical sciences faculty and one letter from a non-science faculty (courses in Mathematics will be considered in the realm of a non-science letter).
- Applicants currently or previously enrolled in a graduate program must submit another letter of recommendation from their thesis or graduate advisor. (Do not duplicate letters. You should have a minimum of 4 separate letters, including undergraduate letters listed above, if you are required to submit a graduate letter of reference).
- You may submit additional letters other than the required minimum listed above.
- If you have just begun or are planning to begin a 1-year master's degree program this fall, you are required to submit a letter from your program adviser verifying your enrollment and the program completion date. (A letter of your progress in the program will be requested at a later date.)
Deadlines for Applications
Applications for regular admission may be submitted to EVMS through AMCAS between June 1 and Nov. 15, although applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials as early as possible.
Early Decision Program
EVMS participates in the Early Decision Program (EDP) with the Association of American Medical Colleges. The application period is June 1 through August 1, with applicants being notified of a decision no later than October 1. Early decision or not, all applicants are encouraged to submit materials to AMCAS and EVMS as early as possible. Applicants are strongly urged to contact Admissions prior to applying to the Early Decision Program.
Notifications of Acceptance
Applicants applying through the Early Decision Program (EDP) are notified as soon as possible but no later than Oct. 1. General pool applicants are notified on a rolling basis beginning Oct. 15.
Applicants offered positions must respond to the letter from the dean within two weeks of acceptance. This time may be shortened as the starting date for classes approaches. An applicant accepting a position at EVMS must sign and return the Conditions of Acceptance form and a $100 acceptance deposit (which will be applied toward tuition) to hold a place in the class. The acceptance deposit is refundable prior to April 30.