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About Us

Visit Us!

We would love to show you around our medical campus. Unfortunately Vanderbilt University has elected to cancel in-person classes for the rest of the spring 2020 semester due to the current cases of COVID-19 present in Nashville and the surrounding area. Vanderbilt has asked us to work from home for the foreseeable future, so we are unable to host in person visits. Please email us to schedule a virtual visit. Virtual tours and meetings are usually scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CT. To keep the process fair, we do not meet with current applicants.

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‐economic 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).