Eastern Virginia Medical School’s purpose is to
provide the Hampton Roads community with quality health
care while offer students a top-notch medical education.
Consequently, a major focus has been the training of
potential primary care physicians.This goal is achieved
by the school’s affiliation with more than 35 community-based healthcare facilities in the area. The
school’s mission has been enhanced by a series of innovative programs established through the Center for
The school operates on a 4-year semimodern curricular system. During the first two year, the basic sciences
are presented as the foundation for the practice of medicine.
Small group, problem-based sessions with basic and
clinical scientists as facilitators are utilized. Students
receive introductory education in clinical and interpersonal skills and attend preceptorships with a physician
in private practice.
In years three and four, students rotate
through clinical clerkships in family medicine, internal
medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, and through selectives designed to
meet special interests and career goals. A significant
portion of the clinical clerkships are devoted to ambulatory care, but as expected, the major portion is
associated with inpatient care. In addition to the standard required clerkships, there are rotations in surgical
subspecialties, geriatrics, and substance abuse. For students planning generalist careers, opportunities are
available for taking electives in rural health care and an
honors tract. Electives may occupy up to 6 months and
provide a significant opportunity for subspecialty
and/or research experience.
Students are promoted on the basis of their ability to
complete required objectives satisfactorily, with
achievement being designated as Honors, High Pass,
Pass, Fail, or Incomplete.
The school’s primary teaching and research
facilities are housed in buildings that are part of the 33-acre Eastern Virginia Medical Center. Clinical
experience is provided through affiliation with 29 medical health care facilities located within Hampton
Roads. Research facilities are located in Lewis
Hall, Hofheimer Hall, and South Campus. The medical
library has a large collection of books and receives a
wide range of serial periodicals
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Educationally disadvantaged and minority
students are encouraged to apply to the school, and scholarships are
Applicants must have a minimum of 100 semester hours
from an accredited American or Canadian college or
university, which must include the basic premedical science courses. Applicants are expected to have grades of
C or better in all required courses. Credits earned in
advanced placement programs or CLEP are acceptable.
No application will be considered complete without
scores of the MCAT taken within two years prior to application. Transfer students for second and third years are considered.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an LCME-approved medical school.
Limited college-owned housing is available for students, with most choosing to live in the community.
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