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MD Admissions

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers a strong core education in MD training. Our leaders look beyond the traditional way of educating physicians - a focus that is making the medical school a national leader in the number of dual degrees offered.

Today's doctors are being challenged to know something about many different areas, such as business, law, spirituality, and public health. No one doctor can be an expert in every area, but having specialists around who have taken the time to get the necessary training certainly adds to the service of the community.

Admissions Mission Statement

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) seeks to matriculate a diverse group of academically exceptional students whose attributes and accomplishments suggest that they will be future leaders and/or scholars in medicine.

To accomplish this goal, VUSM provides a review of each candidate by multiple members of the faculty who are broadly representative of the faculty body. The committee uses a holistic approach to evaluate an array of applicant attributes, including academic excellence, personal characteristics, accomplishments in research, leadership, service to others, contribution to diversity (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, mental and physical abilities, geographic origin), and participation in extracurricular activities.


The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).


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