students gathered around ultrasound machine.

EVMS recently welcomed the newest cohort of high school students accepted into the Health Sciences Academy. In the summer experience program, high school students from Chesapeake, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore will have the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of careers in medicine.

The two-week, tuition-free program includes lectures, workshops and hands-on activities. Participants are also able to interact with physicians and other healthcare professionals through group-shadowing experiences.

Among the topics they will cover are human anatomy, suturing, ultrasound, nutrition and sports medicine.

This year’s program will run from July 15 to 26. Upon completion, each student will receive a Certificate of Achievement and have the opportunity to continue with a longitudinal curriculum as they progress through their high school.

Since its inception in 2019, this program has been free for students thanks to the generosity of many donors including the Beazley Foundation, Kurt McCammon, MD, Devine Chair in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Professor of Urology, and Carol McCammon, MD, MPH (MPH '12), Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; PNC Bank; The John and Harriet Malbon Family Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation; and the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation. 

To support programs like the Health Sciences Academy, please contact EVMS Development at 757.965.8500 or visit