Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s curriculum, known as Curriculum 2.0, is centered on the core sciences and designed to launch our students into a lifelong learning process that will extend well beyond their time on campus. It also emphasizes the importance of cultural understanding, excellent communication skills, and a focus on student well-being. Vanderbilt graduates are positioned to assume leadership roles in shaping the future of medicine.
Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D. / Ph.D.)
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is based on solid clinical and research training and is designed to foster the development of independent scientific careers. Students are provided with an integrated curriculum comprising a strong core education in medicine and intensive training in scientific inquiry. Successful completion of the program leads to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
Medical Innovators Development Program
The Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) is a four-year Ph.D. to M.D. training program tailored to engineers and applied scientists with existing PhD degrees. The purpose is to fill an unmet need for applied physician-scientists who can solve clinical problems by translating discoveries in imaging, informatics and systems design, and/or medical devices into valuable innovation that will improve the lives of patients.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery M.D. Program
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery M.D. Program allows qualified individuals to complete an M.D. in three years and thereafter progress directly into the VUMC OMS residency. Our OMS-MD curriculum allows trainees to meet graduation requirements for the doctor of medicine at the end of three years. During the last three of six years in the OMS-MD program, the trainees continue full time in the VUMC OMS residency program.
Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning
The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) is a longitudinal continuity experience where medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work students work and learn together as a team in a clinical environment. Our program allows students to develop an understanding of and respect for their health care colleagues with different training and different skill sets.