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World-Class Facilities

At the cornerstone of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center campuses, Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning Center serves as the home base for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine MD and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) students.

Students across the 11 professional degree programs at VUSM use resources in the public library space on the first floor and the History of Medicine Collections located on the third floor. The second and third floors feature spaces designated for use by the MD program and MSTP.

Take a tour of the world-class spaces available to you:

Floor 1

On the first floor, public library space exists to support the education, research, and patient care mission of VU and VUMC.

Primarily serving the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and medical center populations, you’ll find:

  • The library’s comprehensive biomedical and health sciences collection comprised of more than 40,000 print volumes, 3,000 online journals, more than 70 online databases, and two million e-books.
  • Vast, open study space
  • 10 private study rooms

Floor 2

The second floor of EBL features space that was designed to complement the School of Medicine’s innovative Curriculum 2.0 and reflect Vanderbilt’s collaborative brand of education. Designated primarily for MD and MSTP activities, the Office of Enrollment Services and program staff offices are open to all VUSM students.

Here, you’ll find:

  • The MD/MSTP student lounge area
  • Classrooms with floor-to-ceiling whiteboards and built-in screens
  • Team-based learning room perfect for collaboration
  • A dedicated prayer and meditation room
  • Quiet rooms that double as call rooms
  • Student lockers
  • Open study space
  • Office of Enrollment Services (Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) offices
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) offices

Floors 3 and 4

Showcasing a wealth of history with a hint of architectural beauty, the third floor features some of EBL’s most unique places, including the History of Medicine Collections, which curates, preserves, and provides access to rare and distinctive books, manuscripts, photographs, audio visual materials, and archival collections that enrich scholarship, education, and discovery. Artifacts in this special collections branch of the library cover the history of medicine dating back to 1500, with strengths in the history of nutrition, surgery, anatomy, and pediatrics. The History of Medicine Collections are open to the public by appointment.

You’ll also find:

  • An expansive study space flooded with natural light
  • An outdoor terrace intended for students to take advantage of Nashville’s plentiful sunshine while taking a break in between classes.
  • The home base for each of the four medical student advisory colleges: Batson, Chapman, Gabbe, and Robinson. As you walk the halls, you’ll see banners adorned with college crests, historic class composite photos, and years of Cadaver Ball posters lining the walls.

Just one floor up, School of Medicine faculty, staff, and administration work hard to support Vanderbilt’s top-tier medical education, innovative spirit, and collaborative environment. Here, you’ll find your deans, MD curriculum and research teams, faculty offices, VUSM Strategic Communications, Health Sciences Education business and facilities staff, the educational design and informatics (EDI) team, and the Medical Student Affairs team. This floor is open to all VUSM professional degree students.

We hope to see you in person soon.