Eastern Virginia Medical School holds an honored position in American history as the only school of medicine founded by a grassroots effort of the local community.
Fundraising for the proposed medical school began in 1970, as a group of community leaders launched a $15 million campaign. By the time EVMS matriculated its first class in 1973, the EVMS Foundation had attracted $17 million in gifts and pledges.
EVMS has put the region on the map internationally for biomedical research. Reprodu