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Eastern Virginia Medical School

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

EVMS requires academic excellence of those students admitted to the medical school. Academic ability is gauged by performance in undergraduate courses and scores on the MCAT. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the role of the physician, and an appreciation for the interactive and caring nature of the practitioner. Preference to applicants from Virginia, especially Hampton Roads.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Susan L. Castora
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.58
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Full-time faculty  441
Part-time faculty  22
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  50
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  3
Full-time faculty in clinical program  391
Part-time faculty in clinical program  19

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $3.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
Naval Medical Center The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
  Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sentara Leigh Hospital VA
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Provides firm foundation in medical sciences and clinical skills. Stresses skilled communication with patients and colleagues. Teaches use of best available evidence to solve medical problems. Cultivates life-long learning. Develops appreciation for the profession's social and economic responsiblities.Emphasizes community service, human values, altruism, duty, collaboration, and professionalism

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  116
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  231
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  117
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  95%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  236

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $3.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $7.51

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  53
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  51.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.58
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  5.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  552

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Margaret Murphy
Financial aid phone  (757) 446-5804



Full-time: $29,984 (in-state)
Full-time: $56,382 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,505
Room and board  $13,953
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $182,493

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  77%
Students receiving loans  75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  27%
Students receiving work study  0%


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