Dr. Marik works with students at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Experiential Learning

Mentor tomorrow's physicians and health professionals as a community preceptor or community educator, and recruit medical and health professionals at our employment fairs.

Physicians and healthcare professionals throughout the community work with our full-time faculty to provide a well-rounded educational curriculum to a broad range of students. We cannot accomplish our mission of educating community-oriented medical and health professionals without the dedication and expertise that community preceptors volunteer to our students on a daily basis.

How you can help

EVMS has increased class sizes in our MD and PA programs in response to the workforce shortages in medicine throughout the country. As a result, we need your help. The Doctor of Medicine and Health Professions programs have a significant need for community preceptors. Your involvement can be tailored to your schedule.

Community preceptors can mentor one student at a time or reshape the delivery of care by integrating a team approach, mentoring students from multiple programs together.

Review our Community Educator Openings and let us know if you can help train the future of healthcare.

Benefits of becoming a community educator

Community educators who work with our students have found future employees among their mentees. We offer additional benefits to community educators,  including:

Students can bring enthusiasm, innovative ideas and technological expertise to your practice. Stay current in the field and give back to your profession by teaching students.