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Eastern Virginia

Medical School

Presentation

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EVMS Proposal

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School supports the mission of the Nebraska-Virginia Alliance in increasing the numbers of traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical and health professions to advance and improve education, patient care, and research.
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EVMS Proposal Objectives

  • Establish BS/MD programs with each of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Virginia. EVMS currently has programs with Hampton University and Norfolk State University
  • Provide summer research experiences each year for up to four students interested in academic medicine and/or biomedical research
  • Establish an EVMS Alliance Scholarship
  • Seek faculty exchange partnerships for minority faculty teaching in the basic sciences, as well as collaborative partnerships in research
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Joint BS/MDPrograms in Medicine

  • College of William and Mary
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Saint Paul’s College
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University (Pending)
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
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Criteria for BS/MD Program

  • Second Semester Sophomore
  • SAT  1200
  • (minimum of 1150 considered)
  • 3.4 College GPA
  • Non-academic factors
    • volunteer experience
    • demonstrated leadership
    • health care exposure
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Criteria for Continued Eligibility in BS/MD Program

  • Completion of the prerequisite science courses for admission to EVMS
    • 1 year of Biology
    • 1 year of General Chemistry
    • 1 year of Organic Chemistry
    • 1 year of Physics
  • Maintenance of an overall and science GPA of not less than 3.25
  • Satisfactory annual reviews by Pre-Health Advisory Committee
  • Participation in extracurricular activities, including health care exposure

Students with SAT scores of > 1200 (1150 considered) will NOT be required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for admission to EVMS

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Current Joint BS/MDProgram Students

  • Norfolk State University
  • Ariel James, SR
  • Doreen Jackson, SR
  • Rachel Anazia, SR
  • Anika Rollins, JR
  • Hampton University
  • Crystal Conner, JR
  • Alisha Stephens, JR
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HBCU Matriculants to EVMS

  • Kira Howell - Norfolk State University
  • (2005 L.D. Britt Scholar)
  • Erika Chambliss - Hampton University
  • (2007 Summer Scholar)
  • Andria Tatem - Hampton University
  • (Joint MD/MPH Program)
  • Josiah Wrensford - Norfolk State University
  • Jessica Rivers - Hampton University
  • (2008 L.D. Britt Scholar)
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Summer Research Experiences

  • 10 – 12 weeks summer research experiences for up to four rising seniors/graduate students
  • Students required to meet eligibility requirements specified by research division
  • Application process coordinated through the Coordinator of Minority Affairs and the Director of research programs
  • Stipends provided by EVMS, funded research programs, and support from the Alliance
  • (approx. $3,000 per student, plus housing for non Hampton Roads residents)
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2008 Summer Research

The Center For Biomedical Proteomics

Dr. Julius Nyalwidhe, Faculty Research Mentor and Summer Scholar Ashley Garvin of Hampton University

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EVMS Department Of PediatricsSummer Scholars Program 2009May 27 – July 31, 2009

  • Faculty Mentored Research to include:
  • - Lectures and seminars on the basics of research
  • - Student oral presentations of selected research projects
  • - Clinical conferences
  • - Shadowing physicians in various pediatric subspecialties
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EVMSAlliance Scholarship

  • EVMS will establish an Alliance Scholarship - $40,000
  • ($10,000 awarded per year)
  • Scholarship awarded each year to Alliance student matriculating at EVMS
  • Scholarship based on academic merit and/or demonstrated financial need
  • Scholarship is renewable based on good academic standing
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2008 Alliance Scholarship Recipients

  • Jessica Rivers - $5,000
  • Hampton University
  • Josiah Wrensford - $5,000
  • Norfolk State University
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Minority Faculty and Research Initiatives

  • Work with Alliance member schools to develop faculty exchange partnerships
  • Explore collaborations with EVMS research divisions for experiences for minority faculty.
  • (In Progress)
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EVMS Campus Visitation Day March 28, 2009

  • Diversity and Health Care
  • Admissions Selection Factors
  • Perspectives From Medical Students, Residents and Physicians
  • Mock Admissions Interviews
  • Clinical Skills Presentation
  • Tour of EVMS