Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about medicine programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of medicine professors at Virginia Commonwealth University such as Severn Churn, Raymond Colello, Melanie Dempsey, Mark Garrett, Teresa Nadder, and Thomas Peng.
Medicine students from Virginia Beach schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 150 employed anesthesiologists earning an average salary of $214,170. Physicians and surgeons in this area earn $161,170/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.274 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by physicians and surgeons, and 0.205/1000 are held by anesthesiologists.
Of the 4 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($35,670/yr) for medicine students, with Virginia Commonwealth University as the lowest, reported at only $15,907/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|