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 Old Dominion University,
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 on December 20, 2012.

Click here for a BSMD Application

Eligibility and Selection of Students for the Program

Students apply for the program during the fall semester of their sophomore year at Old Dominion through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee in MGB 236.

To be eligible for the program students must:

  • Earn a combined SAT(Math/Verbal) minimum score of 1250 or ACT minimum of 28 prior to matriculating to the University.
  • Earn a high school class rank in the top 10% and an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.4.
  • Enter ODU as a traditional freshman (transfer students are not eligible for the BSMD program).
  • Complete 24 semester hours at Old Dominion University in their first year.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.4 in their science courses at the time of application.
  • Complete one year of General Chemistry (CHEM 121N/122N - 123N/124N) prior to applying to the program.
  • Complete or be enrolled in the first semester of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 211/212) prior to applying to the program. 
  • Please note that your application will not be accepted if you do not meet the minimum requirements for admission.   

    Members of an EVMS faculty committee will interview qualified applicants and student will be notified of their acceptance by the end of the spring semester of their sophomore year.

    To guarantee the position at EVMS, a student accepted into this program must:

    • Maintain an overall and a science GPA of no less than 3.25.
    • Complete the prerequisite courses required by EVMS, including:
      • One year of biology
      • Two years of chemistry (including organic chemistry)
      • One year of physics
    • Continue to gain medical experience.
    • A student will be dropped from the program if found guilty of violating the Honor Code.

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

    Kim Herbert
    Director of Advising
    College of Sciences
    Old Dominion University
    Norfolk, VA 23529-0163,
    (757)683-6790
    kherbert@odu.edu