Faculty and Staff Services

Student Directory

The Student Directory lists VMS I, II, III, and IV students and requires a VUnetID and e-password to log in.


Faculty may view the MD curriculum by following the instructions on the MD Courses page.

KnowledgeMap (KM)

Each year, course directors input their lecture schedules in the KM system. Course directors and course lecturers are also encouraged to upload lecture handouts and/or PowerPoint presentations used in their lectures. KnowledgeMap has become the central repository that our students use to locate course documents and to search for concepts or content within the entire curriculum.

OAK (Online Access to Knowledge / powered by Blackboard)

Vanderbilt University supports OAK, a course management system. Course directors wishing to use its features for their course, free of charge, should contact jeremy.elgin@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 936-8524. Learn more about OAK.

Proposal for a New Course

Faculty can use the New Course Proposal Form to propose a new course.

MD Student Portal

The VMS Portal was created by medical students – for medical students. It is designed to be a central collection of online tools, links to offices and student life information that medical students find useful and need to access regularly. The Portal links to lecture schedules and course material in KnowledgeMap, contains a tool to buy and sell books and other items, a tool to conduct a survey of student peers, create online note cards, view information about classmates, view a photo gallery of school events, and find contact information for faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff can enter the MD Student Portal.

Student Database

For those staff who manage student data, access the Student Database.

Curriculum Database

For those faculty and staff who manage course data, access the Curriculum Database.

Faculty Sponsorship Form

Vanderbilt faculty members who wish to sponsor a visiting student should use a Sponsorship Form. For additional information, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (615) 322-2145.