As a medical school dedicated to the healthcare needs of Eastern Virginia, our institution shows a preference for applicants from the Commonwealth of Virginia, especially legal residents of Hampton Roads. For an applicant to be considered as an in-state Virginia resident for tuition purposes, the applicant must have been legally domiciled in the Commonwealth of Virginia for a least one year before matriculation and must fulfill other requirements to confirm Virginia residency.

Applications from out-of-state students who have strong academic credentials and the attributes valued by our medical school are also encouraged to apply. Applicants from rural or other underserved regions and individuals who have been disadvantaged or underrepresented for economic, racial, or social reasons, and who possess the motivation and aptitude required for the study of medicine, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a degree-seeking program must fulfill the degree requirements for that program before matriculation.

Applicants must have taken the MCAT and completed a minimum of 90 semester hours before submitting a primary application, including the below-required prerequisite courses; and, a Bachelor's Degree must be obtained no later than matriculation at an accredited university in the United States or Canada. 

Prerequisite courses

  • General Biology (with labs) 1 year
  • General Chemistry (with labs) 1 year
  • Organic Chemistry (with labs) 1 year
  • Physics (with labs) 1 year

(Biochemistry is highly recommended)

Applicants must have a passing grade in all required courses. They can be in the form of a numerical, letter, or pass/fail grade. Credits earned through advanced placement programs or CLEP are acceptable. Applicants may enhance their chances of acceptance by taking graduate coursework in the natural sciences. In recent years, students matriculating at our medical school have had a mean GPA of 3.60 and a mean MCAT of 513.


The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a computer-based exam that is offered multiple times throughout the year and must be taken by the prospective student before the application can be processed.

EVMS will now accept test scores taken from January 2022 to September 2024, for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle.

The MCAT tests academic competencies in the natural sciences, reasoning and analysis skills, and concepts from psychology, sociology, and biology that provide the foundation for learning in medical school about the behavioral and socio-cultural determinants of health, according to the AAMC. An applicant may wish to take the MCAT more than once to ensure the best possible performance. If an applicant intends to take the MCAT for the first time in the fall, a review of his or her application will not take place until the score has been received. Information and registration may be accessed online.

International students

Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for admission into the MD program.