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Science Major (B.S.) to Medical Doctor (M.D.)

The joint program in medicine is designed to encourage highly qualified students to receive a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Students apply after completion of their freshman year at Old Dominion University. Upon successful completion of requirements and graduation from Old Dominion University, a student accepted in the ODU/EVMS Joint Program in Medicine will be guaranteed admission to Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Science Major (B.S.) to Medical Doctor (M.D.)


Description


What is this program at ODU like?

The joint program in medicine is designed to encourage highly qualified students to receive a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Students apply after completion of their freshman year at Old Dominion University. Upon successful completion of requirements and graduation from Old Dominion University, a student accepted in the ODU/EVMS Joint Program in Medicine will be guaranteed admission to Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Program Highlights


What makes this program at ODU unique?

  • Accepted students will be guaranteed admission to Eastern Virginia Medical School

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Family and General Practitioners

$208,560

MEDIAN SALARY


Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

$235,240

MEDIAN SALARY


Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.

Surgeons

$251,890

MEDIAN SALARY


Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Physician Assistants

$104,760

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

Courses


What are some courses offered in this program at ODU?

CHEM 121N:
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture


This is the first of a two-course series, designed for science and engineering majors, that prepares the student for subsequent studies in molecular science and constitutes the foundation for all upper-level chemistry courses. Topics include the descriptive chemistry of selected elements, modern atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and gas laws. A student receiving credit for CHEM 121N cannot receive additional credit for CHEM 103 or CHEM 105N or CHEM 137N. CHEM 121N CHEM 122N satisfy 4 credits of the University's Nature of Science general education requirement. Prerequisites: MATH 102M or MATH 103M or higher with a grade of C or better and a qualifying score on the Chemistry Placement Exam or successful completion of the Chemistry Placement online modules or CHEM 103 or CHEM 105N with a grade of C or better. Pre- or corequisites: CHEM 122N.

CHEM 122N:
Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory


CHEM 121N IS A PRE- OR CO-REQUISITE

CHEM 211:
Organic Chemistry I Lecture


This course is part of the IncludED All Access program; you should not purchase any course materials denoted by the IncludED logo as they are part of your course registration. In the event you drop this course from your schedule on or prior to the last day of DROP/ADD period, your account will be fully refunded automatically if you received a digital textbook. If you received a physical textbook you will need to return the textbook to the store and your account will be refunded at that time.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for this program at ODU?

Students entering the BS+MD program in this program should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Students apply for the program at the beginning of their sophomore year at ODU. A joint committee of ODU/EVMS faculty reviews and selects applicants for this program with approval by the Committee on Admissions at EVMS. EVMS accepts only U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents in their medical program.

  • Criteria includes a combined Math and Verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test minimum score of 1250 (ACT 28) and an overall and science GPA from ODU of at least 3.40 at the time of application.  Students who do not meet these minimum requirements will not be considered for the program.

  • It is recommended that students complete one year of general chemistry and the first semester of organic chemistry by the end of the first semester of their sophomore year.

  • Students selected for the joint program are required to take the MCAT and attain a minimum combined score at or above 503 (61st percentile) for admission to EVMS.

  • Sophomores at ODU will apply through the Pre-health Advisory Committee, room 236 in the Mills Godwin building. Applications will be received and reviewed by that committee. Based upon academic records, including SAT scores, and non-academic factors such as volunteerism, leadership, and health care exposure, students will be nominated for the program.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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DIRECTOR OF ADVISING


Name:

Reneldo Randall


Location:

MILLS GODWIN BLDG RM 235, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6790


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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