This position was an excellent learning environment.
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – January 17, 2017
Responsibilities consisted of maintaining a multi-lined phone system when scheduling appointments and medical procedures, transcribing various medical documents for the patient’s medical records and managing the administrative needs at a satellite office in Portsmouth, VA.
The department heads and supervisors are very forth coming in providing information concerning projects employees are working on.
Field Interviewer for HIV Behavioral Surveillance (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 9, 2017
The atmosphere at EVMS was very productive, friendly, and helpful. They provided employees and students with break rooms and provided coffee, tea as well as other beverages and snacks. The campus has an inviting atmosphere, and was always engaging staff, faculty, and students with activities for pleasure and health. It is a wonderful place to work.
EVMS has a variety of eateries providing three meals, excellent parking facilities, on campus public transportation, provide excellent health benefits to employees, excellent workshops and seminars.
Employees unable to have access to buildings after 6 pm, sometimes the courtesy vehicles take a long time to arrive for pick up, which may consequently leads to late arrivals from one appointment to the next.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 10, 2016
Great company with excellent benefits and opportunity for growth! Community focus with wonderful faculty mentors! Additional support needed in many programs, but faculty and staff work well together in order to complete project deadlines!
Physician (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – July 9, 2016
EVMS I thought initially was a good place to work - but within 6 months of working there I realized why I was hired and no one else had taken the job offer. The pay is LESS than what others make - this goes at all levels from the secretaries to the doctors, and also they keep giving you more work, less free time, and they expect you to work more for less. There no are pay increases whatsoever, so you essentially work for the same salary from when you were first hired. You also work under FEAR and I mean FEAR as you are constantly being threatened with being let go or even reported to the medical board even if you did nothing wrong. I really tried to make this job work, and I really enjoyed the work, but my bosses were disinterested, Fear mongors, hatred filled and all they really cared about was how many foreigners they can attract to a State residency program - and I guess I wanted to see more US citizens in the program. In addition, I brought in money to a department that was losing money, and I trained residents way beyond what was expected, Still the department did not care - they wanted to graduate a mediocre resident, not one that excels. I expected perfection, but EVMS does not expect perfection, at least in the department I was working. They were more interested in bringing in GRANTS that really did not help anyone, except the chairman's pocketbook - and I really am telling the truth here. I can tell you that the General Surgery department is OUTSTANDING, as are other departments (other great departments are Urology, Nephrology, Radiation Oncology, Trauma,more... and ER), but not the one I work in. I quit after just working there 1 1/2 years, moved on, and had 11 job offers within 2 weeks of quitting - EVMS - you are a bunch of FOOLS.less
LOVED working with many docs outside of my department -
The department I worked in is NOT a nice place to work - they could not keep people happy, the chairman's leadership is POOR, and he has been there too long and should have been let go long ago
Physician Assistant Program (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – July 7, 2016
Work with students, enjoy working with some of my co-workers, usually very busy. Worked with clinical students who had to rotate with MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs. Sent their requirements and if they went to a rotation out of the state had to contact hospitals if student was required to rotate there with preceptor. Trying to get affiliation agreements with hospital is the most hardest part of the job
Senior Accountant/Business Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 27, 2016
Overall good place to work. Smaller medical school so only limited room for advancement. Benefits make up for the salary. Campus is kept clean. Parking lot available so you don't need to park on street.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 29, 2016
EVMS put a poor taste in my mouth for the entire medical field. Other states are paying almost $20/hour for the exact same position and to work so hard and have such huge responsibilities and to be paid so little that one can't even live on it makes life difficult. And I see that even though I worked there over 10 years ago, they aren't paying a dime more than I made then. Having to come in late or leave early for an appointment or sick child was difficult and you were treated as an inconvenience and were written up and reprimanded and could be fired if the manager felt it was "unexcused." And most of these things I just witnessed as I don't have children myself. My manager only held certain people accountable to rules. Her favorites were invincible and they knew it. Using their position to get people fired. I felt lucky to have made it out of there. The politics and back-stabbing were part of daily life there. It was admittedly one of the most interesting jobs I ever had. Working in the surgery department side by side with the doctors, actively "nursing" and working on patients, treating wounds was the best part of the job. I learned so much and most of the doctors were fantastic to work for and loved to teach.
Ability to learn a lot about nursing and medical care/first aid.
Medical Receptionist (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 9, 2016
This is a great company to work for. They offer training regarding patient care, computer update training and other training classes that has helped me in so many different areas. I enjoy everyday at EVMS.
Certificates given for appreciation and patient care
short-staffed because if the turnover rate and budget
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 8, 2015
Excellent company that provides an opportunity for growth and good benefits. Individual reviews of this company may vary depending upon the department one is employed in, as each department offers a different experience. Opportunities range from academic to patient care and research.
An excellent environment in which to grow personally and to learn. Dynamic. Co-workers with outstanding work ethics & humanistic qualities.
Coordinator, Ghent Fam Med Residency Program (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – March 16, 2015
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School has fantastic leadership. Our chair of many years is a devoted, highly capable and experienced educator and leader. She leads by example, and attracts like faculty. The residents, who are with us for three years before graduating, are very interesting, smart, hardworking individuals who bring a world of experiences with them, enriching the environment to a very high degree. You learn medicine, you learn about the world, you learn humanistic qualities which are taught by example.
A typical day is spent writing rotation schedules, call schedules, interacting with internal and community faculty, trouble-shooting for residents who have difficulties navigating the road. Or, it could be spent setting up and tracking evaluations, writing letters of reference, working on recruitment. It can be spent setting up clinical rotations with community faculty and following up with legal letters of agreement, curricular goals, etc. It could be spent working with professional organizations such as the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, the Virginia Board of Medicine, etc. There really isn't a typical day - there are just so many facets to the job.
The most difficult part of the job is writing the accreditation reports which are annual, and highly detailed. They require a great deal of diverse data that must be procured from many different sources, including accreditation surveys, internal surveys, billing, residents' and faculty's self-reporting of scholarly activities, duty hours, etc. Theremore... is a lot of "chasing" involved in securing all of this data. Often policies need to be updated or otherwise tweaked. The list goes on and on.less
Working with intelligent, motivated, capable, generous and kind people.
The occasional co-worker who is not motivated nor trained for education and is not a team player, small "con" is having to pay for parking