Eastern Virginia Medical School

Introduction

EVMS prepares learners for careers as competent and compassionate physicians, health-care professionals and scientists. Our students benefit from the broad range of instruction provided by our full-time faculty, who work in concert with health-care professionals throughout the community.

Education at EVMS empowers students, residents and fellows to make an impact on the people they serve. We offer unique, hands-on approaches to learning, such as:

  • Community service-based activities for underserved populations.
  • Participation in institutional quality improvement and advocacy efforts.
  • Partnerships with regional or global health organizations.

EVMS is one of the only schools of medicine and health professions in the nation founded by the community, for the community. We are focused not only on preparing the next generation of health-care providers, but also on translating discovery into better health care for the people of Hampton Roads. Our vision is to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States.

While the benefits of discoveries at EVMS are felt globally, our research, education and patient care efforts grow from the needs of the people in our southeastern Virginia community:

  • EVMS faculty provides medical education and leadership for the next generation of top physicians, health professionals and researchers.
  • EVMS Medical Group physicians care for more than 1,000 patients daily.
  • EVMS’ research endeavors focus on the region’s most pressing health issues.
  • EVMS drives an annual $824 million in local economic activity.

EVMS Scholarships

At EVMS, a number of scholarships based on merit, financial need, diversity, fields of interest and hometown are available.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Art Therapy & Counseling Master's Programme

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Norfolk

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. [+]

The EVMS Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous academic program based in growth oriented and reflective classroom, studio, community and clinical experiences. EVMS' program is unique in that it is part of a thriving medical and health professions campus, offering students opportunities for interpersonal collaboration that builds skills needed to be part of a multifaceted team of providers. We have been preparing world class art therapists who are culturally responsive, community-involved, ethical professionals with successful careers for over 40 years. Goals and Objectives Provide an innovative rigorous art therapy education which includes requisite education as needed for counseling licensure. Emphasize the understanding of various individual, group, and family theoretical approaches. Encourage students to develop an innovative, professional, ethical, and culturally responsive approach to art therapy. Promote clinical competence in assessment and treatment. Challenge students to speak and write professionally about art therapy. Develop competency in planning, conducting, and evaluating art therapy research. Enhance student self-awareness through personal art making and self-reflection. Foster skills in the therapeutic use of a broad range of art processes and materials. Accomplishment of our goals will serve the: Student, by fostering personal and professional discovery and development with the skills to become life-long learners. Client/patient, through student preparation to provide competent client/patient-centered primary and specialty care. Institution, by contributing to a seamless learning environment which fosters the development of competent and compassionate mental healthcare professionals. Community, by graduating professionals who understand the importance of community service, forging community alliances, and having an understanding of culturally appropriate care. World, by graduating culturally competent professionals who practice across the globe and contribute to research and social action. Art Therapy & Counseling Program Curriculum ‌Our faculty members are talented educators and dedicated scholars who have been elected to state and national leadership positions in the Virginia Art Therapy Association (VATA) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) respectively. They apply a theoretically grounded pedagogy that engages students with both the pragmatic elements of practicing art therapy and the ongoing research that leads to improved care. The pedagogical approach for the core faculty of our program is based on the principals of constructivism in which students actively engage in learning through collaborative and experiential experiences. Our faculty members encourage students to co-create knowledge through reflection on learning and integration of experiences, and applying learning to internships and clinical work. Students learn various theories and are then encouraged to develop their own theoretical approach to the practice of art therapy. The completion of a master's Capstone Project allows students to apply knowledge in the continuum of practice in art therapy, specality areas of focus, and research. While the core curriculum has a mental health focus, other non-clinical areas of emphasis are offered such as Art Therapy in the Schools and Medical Art Therapy. Personal art making is required across the curriculum in a variety of assignments, including visual journaling. ‌Fully-stocked, 2,000 square foot art-making studio is conveniently located on campus to students around the clock. Internships provide students with three semesters (child, adolescent and adult) of hands-on experience in a variety of settings throughout Hampton Roads.‌ Admissions Requirements Both personal characteristics and academic qualifications of applicants are evaluated to insure that students are capable of developing professional competence as art therapists. Our‌ Admissions Guide booklet details these requirements for application to the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program. This guide contains specific information about the admissions requirements, process and timeline for the program. This brief checklist outlines the major components necessary to complete your application and be considered for a potential interview. QUALIFYING GPA (3.00 or better) BACHELOR'S DEGREE* completed (no later than July 1st) All PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK* satisfactorily completed (no later than July 1st) Cost of Attendance w/o Loan Fees In State ATC1 ATC2: $50,922 $50,032 Out of State ATC1 ATC2: $54,804 $53,914 [-]

Biotechnology Master's Programme

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Norfolk

The Biotechnology Master’s Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is a uniquely integrative research program that provides students with hands-on training in state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and imaging techniques combined with a solid basis in the theoretical knowledge of biomedical sciences ‌and laboratory research design. [+]

The Biotechnology Master’s Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is a uniquely integrative research program that provides students with hands-on training in state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and imaging techniques combined with a solid basis in the theoretical knowledge of biomedical sciences ‌and laboratory research design. This rigorous educational program trains future laboratory professionals to undertake biomedical research in academic research laboratories or in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. KEY PROGRAM ADVANTAGES Provides an accelerated, 16-month curriculum of hands-on and theoretical research training Incorporates a six-month research internship on campus or with a biotechnology industry partner Involves close interaction of students with experienced research faculty Features strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and laboratory methodology in the following focus areas: Molecular and Cellular Biology Microscopy and Imaging Techniques Microarray and Proteomic Technologies Flow Cytometry Animal Models Bioinformatics Lab Management Curriculum The EVMS Biotechnology Master’s Program is an accelerated curriculum of 16 months. The program offers a unique balance of hands-on training in a diverse set of research technologies and solid theoretical training in molecular and cellular biology and experimental design. This innovative program includes a six-month research internship, which can be completed on campus in an EVMS research laboratory, in the EVMS Molecular Core Laboratory or off-campus through one of our biotechnology industry partners, providing students with a range of applied research training in disease models, bioprocessing, virology, molecular diagnostics, regenerative medicine, imaging and immunology. Graduates gain a broad set of research skills using cutting-edge technologies and receive valuable laboratory management and communication training, preparing them for careers in the biomedical sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Admissions Requirements A Bachelor’s or graduate degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher preferred. We consider the applicant's entire record, and applicants with a GPA of 2.8-3.0 may be accepted. For example, applicants whose grades have increased over time or who had poor grades for a year due to illness may be accepted with a GPA as low as 2.8. We pay special attention to science and math course grades and we prefer to accept applicants with mostly A's and B's in these courses. Competitive scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; International applicants only) Have successfully completed: Biology (2 semesters with labs) General Chemistry (2 semesters with labs) Mathematics, e.g., Calculus or Statistics (1 semester) Additional Math or Physics (1 semester) Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor's degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. If the bachelor's degree was issued by a U.S. college or university, as a general rule it should be from a regionally accredited institutution. However, the program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued. [-]