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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, socio‚Äźeconomic background, mental and physical abilities, geographic origin), and participation in extracurricular activities.

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