Eastern Virginia Medical School Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Norfolk (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,451
67% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/16/2023
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"While EVMS has an incredibly supportive faculty, its administrative services are severely lacking... to the extent that it's greatly impacted my overall experience with the school. I can't speak for the school's MD, other doctoral, or PA program, but I would pass on this school for non-professional Master's degrees. My course material was appropriate, however, after graduating I realized that my program severely underprepared me to find a job in my field. We were not even appropriately taught how to create resumes specific to our field. When I reached out to the school's alumni center for help with finding a job or even just resume writing services, I was told that they only offer career services to medical students. I also eventually realized that my graduate program is no longer even a degree option at EVMS, and that the program was merged with another program (giving current students an accredited degree, whereas mine is not) shortly after I graduated. I ended up having to resort to my undergraduate school's career services for help, which I think is pretty ridiculous. Also, don't expect to be able to easily access any of your prior coursework after graduation. Overall, my degree from EVMS taught me sought-after technical skills but did next to nothing to help me transition into a career."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Choosing a college is a difficult decision, but the main factors that I took into account were what majors were offered, what extracurricular activities were available, and how much it costs. Ultimately, I think the best choice is to go wherever is the cheapest because not having student loans after graduating is a relief."
Alayna Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"EVMS is a great school, located in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Although EVMS is primarily a medical school, there are numerous other health professions degrees available. The MPH program is a 2 year, full-time program. The MPH degree has 4 core concentrations for students to chose from. This is a small school, however it is surrounded by several healthcare facilities and hospitals. The MPH program needs some improvement, however it met my career needs."
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am proud to be part of the EVMS student body. The culture at the school has a strong community focus and the dedication of the staff/faculty to each student's success is evident in their willingness to guide you on your path toward your goals. There are numerous student support services and opportunities for students to get involved in the community. The longevity of the MPA program with its many site affiliations provides for more varied clinical experiences, and the experience of the staff leaves no doubt that you will be prepared to pass the PANCE."
Ashley Adkins
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"The EVMS campus is wonderful! It's faculty and staff and very supportive and available. It is a nationally ranked and highly sought after by potential students and also by employers of the graduates. I also attended the Surgical Assistant program at EVMS and am now advancing my career by returning to this wonderful school. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there previously and had a successful career to follow."
Mackenzie McLaughlin
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"EVMS provides each student with the knowledge and skills they need to be a successful clinician upon graduation. All of the professors and staff are very helpful, knowledgable, and approachable. One con is the lack of personal time due to the intense curriculum. However, I feel that this could be an issue at any PA school because of the nature of PA training."
Demetrio Gant
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Pros- Great school, in a great neighborhood and great resources. Cons- very expensive area for housing."
Josh Hudson
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Overall, EVMS is a quality MD program that is constantly working to improve the experience and better prepare its MD students for life as a practicing physician."
Amber Collier
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"One pro of attending Eastern Virginia Medical School for your MD degree is the size of the school. Due to it's smaller size it is easy to network with faculty, staff, and doctors in the area. The faculty is extremely friendly and always willing to help their students. One con of attending Eastern Virginia Medical School is the lack of research opportunities as this school is more clinically focused."
Aubrey Maggio
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"The most positive aspect of EVMS's art therapy program is that it strives to be current and provide classes that will be of the most benefit to the student post graduation. Professors are readily available to students and genuinely care for them. A particular con is that there are no career services to assist students prior to graduation. Instead, a single class helps prepare students professionally in their last semester. However, the availability of networking, connections, and job assistance is greatly lacking."
Ankita Nagirimadugu
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"EVMS has amazing faculty members who truly work towards improving themselves and the curriculum to meet the students. Additionally, they work towards ensuring that each student is keeping up with the class work by sending an e-mail or setting up tutoring when a student's grades are not up to par. The students have created a community of collaboration, and it is furthered facilitated by faculty. Student focus groups and input is consistently sought after so changes that we suggest will be implemented at the earliest convenience. The only cons are the lack of IT support."
Nebiyu Shukur
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"EVMS is a great school. We are very community oriented with a student run free clinic and volunteering opportunities with local public schools etc. The one thing I really like about EVMS is that it supports everyone of its students academically with free tutoring etc. for anyone who is struggling with school. The faculty is great as they are very responsive to the student body and take our feedback seriously. Every time we voice our suggestions they make changes accordingly, we have student affairs and student progress representatives that works diligently not only for the current class but for incoming students and future classes. Cons: We have a traditional block based curriculum instead of a system based curriculum. This at times makes it hard to integrate different courses to one and decreases efficiency. With that said our school is working hard to move towards a system based curriculum and the faculty works together to make our lives easier."
Emily Brown
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2013
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"This is a great program. It's rated in the top 25 PA schools in the country."
Kristen Cadden
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It was a wonderful school and a great experience, I wouldn't have enjoyed medical school as much had I gone elsewhere. It is a very community oriented school and fosters volunteering."
Constance Foreman
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Smaller school and good access to professors and faculty Walking distance to good restaurants and bars Cons: Not very diverse"
Sarine Trochakerian
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Eastern Virginia Medical School is a great place to be getting my medical training. The professors and physicians here are very supportive of all students, making it a very friendly and comfortable place to be spending a very busy and stressful 4 years!"
Angela Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"EVMS is a great school. There are many activities for students to get involved in to gain hands on experience and to be of service in the community. EVMS is located in downtown Norfolk, providing easy access on the TIDE(train system) to the mall and many great restaurants."
Angela Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 12/24/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"EVMS is a great school! The faculty are very helpful and want to be sure that the students succeed. One of the cons would be that there is no on campus housing, so the students are pretty much on their own when it comes to finding a place to stay if they are not from the area. The addition of the TIDE allows for students to access the campus from various places throughout Norfolk because the last stop for the TIDE is EVMS."
Jerome Newkirk
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"EVMS is a wonderful school and great learning institution to further yourself in the medical field."