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Eastern Virginia Medical School
Joint Program in Medicine

The Joint Program in Medicine is designed to encourage highly qualified students to receive a B.S. from Old Dominion University and a M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. A student accepted into the ODU/EVMS Joint Program in Medicine will be guaranteed a position at Eastern Virginia Medical School upon graduation from Old Dominion University and completion of prerequisite courses for medical school. Applications are due in MGB 236 by December 1st.

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Eligibility and Selection of Students for the Program

  1. Students apply for the program during the first semester of their sophomore year at Old Dominion. A joint committee of ODU/EVMS faculty reviews and selects applicants for this program with approval by the Committee on Admissions at EVMS.  Students must enter ODU as traditional freshmen to be eligible to apply; transfer students are not eligible for admission to the BSMD program.

  2. Criteria for the program include: students must have completed 24 semester hours at Old Dominion University in their first year; a combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (Math/Verbal) minimum score of 1250; ACT minimum 28; a high school class rank in the top 10%; and an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.40. Students will be expected to complete one year of General Chemistry and have completed or be enrolled in the first semester of Organic Chemistry prior to applying to the program.

  3. Sophomores at Old Dominion will apply through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee, room 236 in the Mills Godwin building. Applications, due by December 1st, will be received and reviewed by that committee. Students will be evaluated based on their academic performance during their freshman year at Old Dominion and should have a minimum GPA of 3.4 in their science courses at the time of application.

  4. Members of a joint ODU/EVMS faculty committee will interview qualified applicants.

  5. To guarantee the position at EVMS, a student in this program should maintain an overall and a science GPA of not less than 3.25, receive satisfactory reviews from the Pre-Health Advisory Committee and participate in classes, seminars and medical experiences. A student will be dropped from the program if found guilty of violating the Honor Code or if the recommendations of the major advisor and joint committee are not followed.

  6. Students in this program must take the prerequisite courses required by EVMS: one year of biology; two years of chemistry (including organic chemistry); one year of physics; and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or better. The Old Dominion University faculty determines which courses appropriately meet these requirements.

For more information about the joint program in medicine, contact:

Reneldo Randall, MBA
Director of Advising, College of Sciences
236 Mills Godwin Building (Advising Center)
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757)683-6790 (office)
(757)683-4479 (fax)
Website: http://sci.odu.edu/advising