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Rankings

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ranks 14th among accredited medical schools, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of graduate education programs released in March 2012. Read more.

Vanderbilt ranks 10th in overall NIH funding, and has experienced year-over-year increases in NIH awards (excluding ARRA stimulus funds), growing from $307 million in FY11 to $311 million in FY12.

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has been ranked among the top 25 in the nation in 5 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Children's Hospital is a national leader in Urology, ranking 8th, and the Division of Neonatology is ranked among the top 10 in the country (#8). Other specialties ranked this year include: Diabetes and Endocrinology (18); Cardiology and Heart Surgery (20); Pulmonology (21); Orthopedics (30); Gastroenterology (33); and Cancer (36). Read more.

For the eighth consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among the nation's 100 "most wired" hospitals and health systems, according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, conducted by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. Read more.

For the 13th consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized in 2012 as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters. Read more.

Beckers Hospital Review listed Vanderbilt University Medical Center on its list of 100 Great Hospitals of 2012. Read more.

Accreditation

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

Brief History

Vanderbilt University issued it first diplomas to 61 Doctors of Medicine in 1875, thanks to an arrangement that recognized the University of Nashville's medical school as serving both institutions. After reorganization under the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in 1895, admission requirements were raised, the course was lengthened, and the system of instruction was changed to include laboratory work in the basic sciences.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
Doctor of Medical Physics (M.P.D)
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (M.S.C.I.)
Master of Science in Medical Physics (M.S.M.P.)
Master of Science (Speech-Language Pathology) (M.S. / S.L.P.)
Master of Education of the Deaf (M.D.E)
Master of Health Professions Education (M.H.P.E.)
Master of Laboratory Investigation (M.L.I.)
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Awarded by Vanderbilt University Graduate School)

By the numbers (2012)

Students
Doctor of Medicine – 444
MD/PHD – 90
MD/MBA – 4
MD/JD – 1
MD/MDIVINITY – 0
MD/M.Ed. – 1
Doctor of Audiology – 46
Doctor of Medical Physics – 19
Ph.D.  – 548
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation – 29
Master of Laboratory Investigation – 17
Master of Science in Medical Physics – 4
Master of Public Health – 41
Master of Science (SLP) – 36
Master of Education of the Deaf – 11
 
House Staff – 940
Residents – 675
Clinical Fellows – 265
Post Docs - 519
 
Faculty
Full-time – 2404
Part-time – 948
Emeritus – 101

Alumni
Active Medical School, Faculty, and House Staff Alumni - 15,000+

Admissions Data

Year Applications Acceptances Accepted % of Applications Enrolled Enrolled % of Accepted
2012 5647 309 5.47% 105 33.98%
2011 5331 296 5.55% 104 35.14%
2010 5068 285 5.62% 105 36.84%
2009 4892 300 6.13 111 37.00%
2008 5032 290 5.76% 105 36.21%
2007 4,787 284 5.93% 105 36.97%
2006 4,373 280 6.40% 105 37.50%
2005 4,369 292 6.68% 105 35.96%
2004 3,783 300 7.93% 105 35.00%
2003 3,507 270 7.70% 104 38.52%
2002 3,392 279 8.23% 104 37.28%
2001 3,427 302 8.81% 104 34.44%

Average Scores of Students Matriculating into VUSM

2011-2012 First Year Class

  • MCAT: 11.6
  • GPA: 3.8

VUSM Research

  • VUSM has experienced year-over-year increases in NIH awards (excluding ARRA stimulus funds), growing from $307 million in FY11 to $311 million in FY12.  
  • We currently have over 1,720,000 square feet of dedicated research space (wet, dry, and damp).
  • Vanderbilt ranks 10th in overall NIH funding, receiving over $400 million in grants annually.

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