As we have now passed the mid-point of summer break, our next major milestone toward integrating Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) into Old Dominion University (ODU) is the required submissions to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). With these deadlines quickly approaching, our collaborative efforts will reach a critical milestone in the very near future. These submissions truly represent a significant step forward in our continued progress!

Also, as the General Assembly continues to consider the state budget, including resources and support for the integration, please visit to learn more about the overall process. While approval was originally anticipated in late June, work remains ongoing. Additional updates regarding the budget will be shared as further information becomes available.

EVMS, ODU Launch Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

The OTD program was created in response to regional demand and is designed to graduate diverse, inquisitive, and innovative occupational therapy practice leaders and scholars. The inaugural cohort began its first classes on June 5. Read the story.

EVMS Ranked Most Diverse Medical School in Virginia

The U.S. News & World Report has released its selections for the 2023-2024 Most Diverse Medical Schools, which identifies colleges nationwide where students are most likely to encounter peers from racial or ethnic groups different from their own. Approximately 22 percent of EVMS medical students identify as part of a racial or ethnic minority. Read the story.  

Integration Resources: Learn More

Additional information about the growing partnership is available on the ODU/EVMS integration website. If you would like additional information or have any questions, please contact the Integration Management Office at