Dr. George Canby Robinson was dean of the medical school from 1920-1928. He moved the school from South Nashville to the main university campus and is credited with transforming its traditional physician-apprentice educational program into that of a modern university medical school with a science-based curriculum and full-time faculty.
Robinson College is known for its excellence in all pursuits, from academics to athletics.
The raven at the center of the Robinson crest is a heraldic symbol of independence, ambition, and enduring constancy.
The acorn and oak leaves are a symbol of Vanderbilt University, and the sword represents the just pursuit of honor in medicine and all things.